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  1. A Protocol for the Ethical Assessment of Wild Animal–Visitor Interactions (AVIP) Evaluating Animal Welfare, Education, and Conservation Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara de Mori, Linda Ferrante, Daniela Florio, Elisabetta Macchi, Ilaria Pollastri, Simona Normando

    Due to the popularity of wild animal–visitor interactions (AVIs), there is a need for an ethical assessment of their impact on animal welfare, education, and conservation. The protocol presented in this study is designed to evaluate such interactions on an integrated level, using a...

  2. Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Vigilance Behaviour Varies between Human-Modified and Natural Environments

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgina Hume, Elizabeth Brunton, Scott Burnett

    Rapid increases in urban land use extent across the globe are creating challenges for many wildlife species. Urban landscapes present a novel environment for many species, yet our understanding of wildlife behavioural adaptations to urban environments is still poor. This study compared the...

  3. Dogs consciously experience emotions: The question is, which?.

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    | Contributor(s):: Ralph Adolphs

    I discuss three themes related to Kujala’s target article. First, the wealth of emerging data on cognitive studies in dogs will surely show that dogs have a very rich repertoire of cognitive processes, for most of which we find homologues in humans. Second, understanding the internal...

  4. Psychological and Physical Benefits of Interactions with Horses

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    | Contributor(s):: Jillian Hatcher, Clay Cavinder, Courtney P. Heaton, Lesli Figueiredo, Alex Holtcamp, Thu Dinh

    Although much research exists concerning how horses can benefit people with specific debilitating impairments, relatively few studies have pursued what benefit horses offer people in the way of stress relief and improved quality of life. Study participants interacted with horses by grooming...

  5. Damage to Salamandra infraimmaculata Populations by Human Activity in Creating Water Pits Is a Death Trap in Semi-Arid Habitats

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    | Contributor(s):: Gad Degani, Udi Grosman, Tali Goldberg, Nadav Hanegbi

    The different breeding sites of Salamandra infraimmaculata on the southern border of its distribution were examined and mapped in order to estimate the damage caused by water holes that could represent death traps for salamanders in xeric habitats. Among the various types of breeding...

  6. Εκτρέφοντας κτήνη: αλληλεπίδραση ζώων και ανθρώπων στις παρυφές της Πίνδου

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    | Contributor(s):: Georgia Doutsi

  7. Animals (un)tamed: human-animal encounters in science, art, and literature

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    | Contributor(s):: C.. Kleiter, M. Riedinger, E. Mosseri, D. Fischer, T. Vergeer

  8. La domesticación de los camélidos andinos como proceso de interacción humana y animal

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    | Contributor(s):: Hugo D. Yacobaccio, Bibiana Vilá

    Este trabajo analiza los mecanismos de la domesticación de la llama (Lama glama) a partir de su ancestro silvestre, el guanaco (Lama guanicoe) haciendo hincapié en las etapas que componen el proceso. Analizamos críticamente algunas falacias que comúnmente se han...

  9. Dogs in Schools: Can Spending Time with Dogs Improve Executive Functioning in a Naturalistic Sample of Young Children?

    | Contributor(s):: Tepper, Deanna L., Connell, Chantelle G., Landry, Oriane, Bennett, Pauleen C.

  10. Owner-Reported Attachment and Behavior Characteristics of New Guinea Singing Dogs Living as Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Sumridge, Molly H., Suchak, Malini, Hoffman, Christy L.

  11. Intraspecific and Interspecific Attachment Between Cohabitant Dogs and Human Caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Sipple, N., Thielke, L., Smith, A., Vitale, K. R., Udell, M. A. R.

  12. An Animal-Assisted Education Intervention with Dogs to Promote Emotion Comprehension in Primary School Children-The Federico II Model of Healthcare Zooanthropology

    | Contributor(s):: Scandurra, C., Santaniello, A., Cristiano, S., Mezza, F., Garzillo, S., Pizzo, R., Menna, L. F., Bochicchio, V.

  13. The Anchoring Model as a Tool to Improve Visitors’ Perceptions of Zoos

    | Contributor(s):: Sampaio, Marilian Boachá, Schiel, Nicola, Souto, Antonio

  14. Voices of NGOs Supporting the First Master's Degree Program in Ethology and Human-Animal Interactions in Romania: An Exploratory Qualitative Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Criste, A. D., Dezmirean, D. S.

  15. Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being

    | Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.

  16. The Effect of a PTSD Service Dog on Military Veterans’ Medication Regimens: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Kerri E., Anderson, Lindsey M., Ott, Carol A., O'Haire, Marguerite E.

  17. Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare Among Adolescents from Colombia, France, Germany, and India

    | Contributor(s):: Randler, Christoph, Ballouard, Jean-Marie, Bonnet, Xavier, Chandrakar, Priti, Pati, Atanu Kumar, Medina-Jerez, William, Pande, Babita, Sahu, Subhashis

  18. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  19. The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.

  20. Benefits and challenges of mobility and medical alert service dogs for caregivers of service dog recipients

    | Contributor(s):: Nieforth, L. O., Rodriguez, K. E., O'Haire, M. E.