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Monogamy in Mammals
- D. Kleiman
- BiologyThe Quarterly review of biology
- 1 March 1977
This review considers the behavioral, ecological, and reproductive characteristics of mammals exhibiting monogamy, i.e., mating exclusivity. From a discussion of the life histories of selected…
Reintroduction of Captive Mammals for Conservation Guidelines for reintroducing endangered species into the wild
- D. Kleiman
- Environmental Science
- 1 March 1989
The successes of the American bison (Bisons bison) and the European wisent (Bison bonasus) demonstrate the positive impact that this technique can have on populations of threatened species.
The Evolution of Male Parental Investment in Mammals
A variety of approaches have been used to understand the evolution of male parental care and ecological factors such as harshness, richness, and unpredictability have been invoked to explain the presence of unusual levels of male investment in smaller taxonomic units.
Wild mammals in captivity : principles and techniques for zoo management
The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, "Wild Mammals in Captivity" will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.
Behavioural evidence for monopolization of paternity in multi-male groups of golden lion tamarins
A demographic model indicated that a currently non-reproductive subordinate male that waited for the dominant male in his group to die or for a breeding vacancy in an adjacent group could expect higher lifetime reproductive success than a male that left a subordinate position in search of breeding opportunities elsewhere.
Olfactory Communication in Mammals
Olfactory communication is defined as the process whereby a chemical signal is generated by a presumptive sender and transmitted to a presumptive receiver who by means of adequate receptors can identify, integrate, and respond (either be haviorally or physiologically) to the signal.
Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in U.S. zoos: I. individual behavior profiles and their relationship to breeding success
It is shown that ratings by keepers of behavior and temperament attributes can be used as reliable and valid cross-institutional descriptions of individual differences be- tween black rhinoceros.
Improving the Evaluation of Conservation Programs
This work emphasizes the need to include the organization and function of a conservation program (the process) in any evaluation in addition to sub- stantive criteria for success, which usually involve biological measures (numbers).
Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) in U.S. Zoos: II. Behavior, Breeding Success, and Mortality in Relation to Housing Facilities
Comparing zoo environments with reproductive success, mortality, and behavior demonstrates that cross-institutional comparisons of zoo facilities, when integrated with behavioral assessments of individual animals, are a valuable tool for investigating potential causes of poor reproduction and well-being in zoo animals.
Food transfers in wild and reintroduced golden lion tamarins, Leontopithecus rosalia
The findings suggest that food transfer in golden lion tamarins is best understood as provisioning of young that have not fully developed foraging skills to ensure they get the necessary resources for growth and survival.