Why and how should we use environmental enrichment to tackle stereotypic behaviour

@inproceedings{Mason2007WhyAH,
  title={Why and how should we use environmental enrichment to tackle stereotypic behaviour},
  author={Georgia R. Mason and R. David Clubb and Nicki Latham and Sherry Vickery},
  year={2007}
}
This paper summarises recent findings on the causation of stereotypic behaviours and other abnormal repetitive behaviours (ARBs) in captive animals: primarily motivational frustration and/or brain dysfunction, with possible contributory roles also being played by habit-formation and ‘coping’ effects. We then review the extent to which ARBs occur in zoos and similar, estimating that at least 10 000 captive wild animals are affected worldwide. We argue for ‘zero tolerance’ of such ARBs, because… CONTINUE READING
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