A simple, cheap and effective method of adding complexity to a captive environment is the use of environmental enrichment techniques. A number of enrichment devices were used in this study, focusing primarily on occupying more time in feeding/foraging behaviours of common seals. The performance of stereotypic circling behaviour was significantly reduced during the enrichment period, suggesting it had improved welfare of all the animals in this study.
|Publication Title||Animal Welfare|
|Author Address||Sea Life Centre, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5BH, UK.|
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