Environmental Enrichment for Zoo Bears

@inproceedings{Carlstead2008EnvironmentalEF,
  title={Environmental Enrichment for Zoo Bears},
  author={Kathy Carlstead and John F. Seidensticker and Robert E. Baldwin},
  year={2008}
}
The high incidence of Stereotypie behaviors in zoo bears (van Keulen-Kromhout: International Zoo Yearbook 18:177-186, 1978) suggests that the environment of these animals lacks essential stimuli for guiding normal behavior. Three experiments investigated ways in which bear husbandry procedures can be altered to promote normal behavior. In experiments 1 and 2, honey-filled logs were given to a sloth (Melursus ursinas), American black (Ursus americanus), and brown bear (Ursus arctos) to determine… CONTINUE READING
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