The behaviour of 20 female red deer in a paddock with no visual cover was observed for 2 weeks. Cover, consisting of 2 shade cloth barriers and hanging plastic strips, was placed in one half of the paddock and the behaviour observed. After replication in a 2nd paddock in reversed order, it was found that the provision of cover consistently reduced typical inter-animal aggressive behaviour, and also reduced aggressive behaviour seen during novelty tests.
|Publication Title||Applied Animal Behaviour Science|
|Author Address||Department of Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, New Zealand.|
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