Transfer and Acclimatization Effects on the Behavior of Two Species of African Great Ape (Pan troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Moved to a Novel and Naturalistic Zoo Environment

@article{Ross2010TransferAA,
  title={Transfer and Acclimatization Effects on the Behavior of Two Species of African Great Ape (Pan troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Moved to a Novel and Naturalistic Zoo Environment},
  author={Stephen R. Ross and Katherine E. Wagner and Steven J. Schapiro and Jann Hau and Kristin E. Lukas},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={99-117}
}
Studying the effects of moving animals to new enclosures is of value to both captive managers and to scientists interested in the complex interplay between environment and behavior. Great apes represent some of the greatest challenges in this regard. Given the cognitive sophistication of these species and the substantial investments in new primate… CONTINUE READING