Natural behavioural biology as a risk factor in carnivore welfare: How analysing species differences could help zoos improve enclosures §

@article{Clubb2007NaturalBB,
  title={Natural behavioural biology as a risk factor in carnivore welfare: How analysing species differences could help zoos improve enclosures §},
  author={Ros Clubb and Georgia J. Mason},
  journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={303-328}
}
Abstract In captivity, some species often seem to thrive, while others are often prone to breeding problems, poor health, and repetitive stereotypic behaviour. [...] Key Method We tested pre-existing hypotheses that species-typical welfare is predicted by natural hunting behaviour, general activity levels, ranging, or territorial patrolling (all activities that are constrained in captivity), by collating data on median stereotypy levels and infant mortality for multiple captive species, and then regressing…Expand

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