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Scientific approaches to enrichment and stereotypies in zoo animals: what's been done and where should we go next?
The zoo scientific community was among the first to focus attention on captivity-induced stereotypic behaviors, their causes, and methods of eradication. Environmental enrichment has emerged recently… Expand
Reproductive cycle length and pregnancy in the southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) as determined by fecal pregnane analysis and observations of mating behavior
Pregnancy and the reproductive cycle were monitored in 13 captive southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) by measuring progesterone metabolites in fecal extracts and by observing… Expand
A captive population in crisis: Testing hypotheses for reproductive failure in captive-born southern white rhinoceros females
Abstract The captive southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) population is not self-sustaining. Many founders reproduced, but reproduction among captive-born (F1) females has been… Expand
Someplace like home: Experience, habitat selection and conservation biology
Abstract Recent insights from habitat selection theory may help conservation managers encourage released animals to settle in appropriate habitats. By all measures, success rates for captive–release… Expand
Current status and future directions of applied behavioral research for animal welfare and conservation
- R. Swaisgood
- 1 February 2007
Abstract The papers that follow in this special issue reflect the state of knowledge and theory in the fields of animal welfare and conservation behavior. A particular focus is placed on how… Expand
Environmental enrichment as a strategy for mitigating stereotypies in zoo animals: a literature review and meta-analysis.
Mitigation‐driven translocations: are we moving wildlife in the right direction?
Despite rapid growth in the field of reintroduction biology, results from scientific research are often not applied to translocations initiated when human land-use change conflicts with the continued… Expand
A quantitative assessment of the efficacy of an environmental enrichment programme for giant pandas
- R. Swaisgood, A. M. White, Xiaoping Zhou, H. Zhang, D. Lindburg
- Animal Behaviour
- 1 February 2001
Abstract With the goal of enhancing psychological well-being, we developed an environmental enrichment programme for eight subadult and six adult giant pandas, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, at the Wolong… Expand
Monitoring stress in captive giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca): behavioral and hormonal responses to ambient noise
Anthropogenic noise may impact captive breeding programs for endangered species. We recorded ambient noise and monitored potential behavioral and hormonal indices of stress in two captive giant… Expand
Old-growth forest is what giant pandas really need
Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are an iconic conservation species, but despite significant research effort, do we understand what they really need? Estimating and mapping suitable habitat play… Expand