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Adult-adult social play in captive chimpanzees: Is it indicative of positive animal welfare?

By Yumi Yamanashi, Etsuko Nogami, Migaku Teramoto, Naruki Morimura, Satoshi Hirata

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Play is sometimes considered as an indicator of positive animal welfare. However, it is not yet sufficiently understood whether or not social play among adults can be considered as such an indicator because it is rare in adult animals. This study investigates the factors that influence social...

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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Chimpanzees
  3. Groups
  4. play
  5. Social behavior