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Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos

By R. Sanchez Okrucky, B. Morales Vela

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Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that reason the goal of this research was to evaluate cortisol levels present in blood before and after interactive programs, to determine if these activities can influence the welfare of captive dolphins. 32 dolphins Tursiops truncatus (14 males and 18 females) of different ages, participating in interactive swimming programs with humans were evaluated. The results indicate that cortisol levels in dolphins decreases at the end of the interactive program. There was no significant difference between the age of the animals and the origin, wild born or born under human care; the only difference was marked in the group of males (P

Publication Title Redvet
Volume 17
Issue 9
Pages 091615
ISBN/ISSN 1695-7504
Language Spanish
Author Address Dolphin Discovery Group, Cancun, Mexico.okrucky@dolphindiscovery.com
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