Effects of Relocation and Individual and Environmental Factors on the Long-Term Stress Levels in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Monitoring Hair Cortisol and Behaviors

@inproceedings{Yamanashi2016EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of Relocation and Individual and Environmental Factors on the Long-Term Stress Levels in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Monitoring Hair Cortisol and Behaviors},
  author={Yumi Yamanashi and Migaku Teramoto and Naruki Morimura and Satoshi Hirata and Miho Inoue-Murayama and Gen'ichi Idani},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Understanding the factors associated with the long-term stress levels of captive animals is important from the view of animal welfare. In this study, we investigated the effects of relocation in addition to individual and environmental factors related to social management on long-term stress level in group-living captive chimpanzees by examining behaviors and hair cortisol (HC). Specifically, we conducted two studies. The first compared changes in HC levels before and after the relocation of 8… CONTINUE READING
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