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Generations in captivity increases behavioral variance: considerations for captive breeding and reintroduction programs
Long-term maintenance of captive populations followed by release of captive animals into the wild is one of many approaches to endangered species conservation. To assess captivity's effects onExpand
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Golden hamsters are nocturnal in captivity but diurnal in nature
Daily activity rhythms are nearly universal among animals and their specific pattern is an adaptation of each species to its ecological niche. Owing to the extremely consistent nocturnal patterns ofExpand
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MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGE IN WILD AND CAPTIVE OLDFIELD MICE PEROMYSCUS POLIONOTUS SUBGRISEUS
Abstract As evidenced by domesticated species, generations in captivity can alter morphology in mammals and other taxa. This study examined morphological change in a captive wild mammal, the oldfieldExpand
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Intact Carcasses as Enrichment for Large Felids: Effects on On- and Off-Exhibit Behaviors
Reducing stereotypic behaviors in captive animals is a goal for zoological institutions worldwide, and environmental enrichment is one tool commonly used to meet that end. Behavioral needs associatedExpand
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Increased Behavioral Variation and the Calculation of Release Numbers for Reintroduction Programs
Captive populations can exhibit more behavioral variation than their wild counterparts as a result of relaxed selective pressures in the captive environment. This increased variation can translateExpand
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Effects of Captivity on Response to a Novel Environment in the Oldfield Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus subgriseus)
Long-term maintenance of captive populations and release of these animals into the wild is one approach to endangered species conservation. In this study, I used a traditional ethological technique,Expand
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Syrian hamster males below an age threshold do not elicit aggression from unfamiliar adult males.
In many species, young males are the dispersers, leaving their natal area after weaning to establish a breeding area of their own. As young males disperse, however, they are bound to encounterExpand
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Comparative study of calcipotriene (MC 903) ointment and fluocinonide ointment in the treatment of psoriasis.
BACKGROUND The topical vitamin D analogue calcipotriene has been reported to be an effective treatment for patients with psoriasis. Comparative studies with topical steroids are informative inExpand
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Nonagonistic familiarity decreases aggression in male Turkish hamsters, Mesocricetus brandti
In laboratory studies, hamsters (Mesocricetus spp.) exhibit intense male-male aggression, thus making them an excellent model system for studies of the functional and mechanistic bases of aggression.Expand
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