Potential Impact of Construction Noise on Selected Zoo Animals
| Contributor(s):: Richard Jakob-Hoff, Michael Kingan, Chiaki Fenemore, Gian Schmid, John F. Cockrem, Amanda Crackle, Emily Van Bemmel, Rebecca Connor, Kris Descovich
In anticipation of a major construction project in an urban New Zealand zoo, a study was initiated to assess the response to construction noise of selected animal species (elephant, giraffe, emu and alligator) previously observed to be sensitive to this kind of noise. The overall aim was to...
Lead Poisoning in Bald Eagles Admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities in Iowa, 2004–2014
| Contributor(s):: Taylor Yaw, Kay Neumann, Linette Bernard, Jodeane Cancilla, Terese Evans, Adam Martin-Schwarze, Bianca Zaffarano
Eleven years (2004–2014) of bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus data from four independent, state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators in Iowa were assessed for the prevalence of elevated lead levels in blood or tissue samples. The relationship between blood lead...
Large Terrestrial Bird Adapting Behavior in an Urbanized Zone
| Contributor(s):: Eduardo R. Alexandrino, Juliano A. Bogoni, Ana B. Navarro, Alex A. A. Bovo, Rafael M. Gonçalves, Jacob D. Charters, Juan A. Domini, Katia M. P. M. B. Ferraz
Wildlife living within urban ecosystems have to adapt or perish. Red-legged Seriema, a large terrestrial bird, are rare in urban ecosystems, however, they have been reported in a medium-sized Brazilian city. We investigated the reasons for this occurrence as well as their behavior. We assessed...
Human and Raptor Interactions in the Context of a Nomadic Society
| Contributor(s):: Takuya Soma
This research project focuses on contemporary eagle-taming falconry practice of the Altaic Kazakhs animal herding society in Bayan Ulgii Province in Western Mongolia. It aims to contributing both theoretical and empirical criteria for cultural preservation of Asian falconry. This cultural as...
The effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) in aviaries
| Contributor(s):: Stevens, April, Doneley, Robert, Cogny, Aurore, Phillips, Clive J. C.
2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351051540168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2020.105154text
Interaction with Caged Budgerigars (Melopsittacus Undulatus) Enhances Human Affect
| Contributor(s):: Jones, Autumn G., Skolnick, Alexander J., Anderson, Matthew J.
Pigeons and Humans Time Miscued Intervals
| Contributor(s):: Shrinidhi Subramaniam
Cues signaling time to reinforcer availability can be highly informative, somewhat informative, or uninformative of the specific time to reinforcement. The purpose of this series of studies was to characterize the functional relation between miscues and pigeon and human response patterns in a...
Development and Application of the Owner-Bird Relationship Scale (OBRS) to Assess the Relation of Humans to Their Pet Birds
| Contributor(s):: Burmeister, A. K., Drasch, K., Rinder, M., Prechsl, S., Peschel, A., Korbel, R., Saam, N. J.
Initial Observation of Human-Bird VocalInteractions in a Zoological Setting
| Contributor(s):: Rébecca Kleinberger, Janet Baker, Gabriel Miller
Vocal interactions between humans and non-human animals are pervasive, but studies are often limitedto communication within species. Here, we conducted a pilot exploration of vocal interactions betweenvisitors to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Sampson, an 18-year-old male Hyacinth Macaw...
Who Do Parrots Talk To? Agreeableness and a Serious Approach Increase the Production of Word-like Utterances by African Grey Parrots
| Contributor(s):: Jitka Lindova°
Label acquisition projects with the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) demonstrated cognitive and communicative skills of this species comparable to great apes. However, results differ profoundly between individuals and laboratories. Two studies investigated the relationship between the...
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Wildlife Damage Management Conference, Orange Beach, AL, February 26-March 1, 2017
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Feather Pecking and Cannibalism in Non-Beak-Trimmed Laying Hen Flocks—Farmers' Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Eija Kaukonen, Anna Valros
Pecking-related problems are common in intensive egg production, compromising hen welfare, causing farmers economic losses and negatively affecting sustainability. These problems are often controlled by beak trimming, which in Finland is prohibited. An online questionnaire aimed to collect...
The Effect of Extensive Human Presence at an Early Age on Stress Responses and Reactivity of Juvenile Ostriches towards Humans
| Contributor(s):: Pfunzo T. Muvhali, Maud Bonato, Anel Engelbrecht, Irek A. Malecki, Denise Hough, Jane E. Robinson, Neil P. Evans, Schalk W. P. Cloete
The effect of extensive human presence and regular gentle handling performed at an early age (0–3 months old) on stress responses and reactivity of juvenile ostriches towards humans was investigated. A total of 416 ostrich chicks over two years were exposed to one of three treatments for...
Extensive human presence and regular gentle handling improve growth, survival and immune competence in ostrich chicks
| Contributor(s):: Muvhali, P. T., Bonato, M., Engelbrecht, A., Malecki, I. A., Cloete, S. W. P.
Temperament in Captivity, Environmental Enrichment, Flight Ability, and Response to Humans in an Endangered Parrot Species
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, G. A. P., Azevedo, C. S., Jardim, T. H. A., Sant'Anna, A. C.
Temperament assessment is useful in reintroduction programs. Reactivity to humans and flight ability are also important behavioral aspects for captive parrots candidates to reintroduction. The study aimed: a) to evaluate if behavioral responses to environmental enrichment differ as a function of...
Reproduction and monogamy in captive flock of greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
| Contributor(s):: Sandri, Camillo, Sammarini, Carolina, Regaiolli, Barbara, Spiezio, Caterina, Piccirillo, Alessandra
Due to the great number of greater flamingos in captivity and their long life span, studying their behavior and welfare might be useful to improve the husbandry and breeding of this species in zoos. This study aimed to investigate factors affecting the breeding activity of captive greater...
2018Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science211101-1011088-870510.1080/10888705.2017.1396838text
Assessment of Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer Measurement Sites in Birds
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Jessica, Kaplan-Stein, Sara, Adolph, Stephen, Peralta, Jose M.
The standard method of obtaining body temperature in a bird can be a stressful event, making routine evaluations challenging. Twenty-eight privately owned birds in good health were enrolled in the study to compare digital and infrared (IR) temperature readings. Digital thermometer readings in the...
Pain-suppressed behaviors in the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
| Contributor(s):: Mazor-Thomas, Jana E., Mann, Phyllis E., Karas, Alicia Z., Tseng, Flo
Our ability to provide analgesia in wild and exotic patients is hampered by a lack of species-specific information on effective drugs and protocols. One contributing factor is the difficulty of applying data from traditional laboratory tests of nociception to clinical conditions frequently...
Efficacy of foraging enrichments to increase foraging time in Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus erithacus)
| Contributor(s):: van Zeeland, Yvonne R. A., Schoemaker, Nico J., Ravesteijn, Manon M., Mol, Marjon, Lumeij, Johannes T.
Foraging enrichment is considered one of the most effective strategies to improve welfare and reduce stereotypies and other abnormal repetitive behaviours in captive animals, including parrots. Few studies, however, have investigated the effects of the different types of enrichment and determined...