Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms

@article{Mason2012ActivityAE,
  title={Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms},
  author={Georgia J. Mason and Jamie Ahloy Dallaire and Nsw Field},
  journal={Animal Welfare},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={167-176}
}
Physical disability has the potential to impede the use of environmental enrichments in rehabilitation programmes. We therefore compared the behaviour of 63 disabled and non-disabled socially housed adult Asiatic black bears rescued from bile farms for 103 observation hours. Amputees were less active than non-amputees, spent less time standing, travelled less between different areas of their outdoor enclosure, and showed less frequent stereotypic behaviour. Blind bears also showed low levels of… 

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