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  1. Use of Primates in Research: What Do We Know About Captive Strepsirrhine Primates?

    Contributor(s):: Lázaro, Gloria Fernández, Zehr, Sarah, García, Enrique Alonso

    The increasing debate and restrictions on primate research have prompted many surveys about their status. However, there is a lack of information regarding strepsirrhine primates in the literature. This study provides an overview of research on strepsirrhines in captivity by analyzing scientific...

  2. Motivations for the Ownership of Captive Lemurs in Madagascar

    Contributor(s):: Reuter, Kim E., Schaefer, Melissa S.

    The live capture of primates is occurring throughout the tropics and can be a threat to their conservation. Primates are owned as pets for a variety of reasons. Studies of the motivations for primate ownership have been conducted in several countries where they are endemic, but no study has...

  3. Understanding Environmental and Anthropogenic Drivers of Lemur Health in Madagascar: The Importance of a One Health Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Meredith Ann Barrett

    Anthropogenic effects on ecosystems have expanded in their scope and intensity, with significant consequences for global environmental, wildlife and human health. As human encroachment into wildlife habitat grows, habitat degradation and fragmentation intensify, leading to increased contact among...

  4. Effects of three food enrichment items on the behavior of black lemurs ( Eulemur macaco macaco ) and ringtail lemurs ( Lemur catta ) at the Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois

    Contributor(s):: Maloney, M. A., Meiers, S. T., White, J., Romano, M. A.

    This study tested 3 food enrichment items mentioned in a laboratory primate newsletter with 6 adult Eulemur macaco and 3 adult Lemur catta to examine whether the items would affect the behavior of the lemurs. The results suggest that Food Enrichment Item 3 (a wire box filled with whole grapes,...

  5. Functional analysis of aggression in a black-and-white ruffed lemur ( Varecia variegata variegata)

    Contributor(s):: Farmer-Dougan, V.

    A functional analysis was conducted to assess the antecedent and reinforcing conditions underlying aggressive behavior in a female lemur in captivity. Results showed that her aggression was primarily the result of human attention. A replacement behavior-training program was introduced, and the...

  6. Does simple feeding enrichment raise activity levels of captive ring-tailed lemurs ( Lemur catta )?

    Contributor(s):: Dishman, D. L., Thomson, D. M., Karnovsky, N. J.

    Feeding enrichment is a commonly proposed way to promote natural behavior, greater activity levels and improved health in captive primates, but in many cases the methods have not been formally tested, especially for particular groups such as lemurs. We investigated whether simple changes in food...

  7. Can brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus) learn to deceive a human competitor?

    Contributor(s):: Genty, Emilie, Foltz, Jane, Roeder, Jean-Jacques

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    Contributor(s):: Searcy, William A., Barrett, Louise

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  11. The appliance of science to zoo-housed primates. (Special issue: Primates in zoos)

    Contributor(s):: Melfi, V.

    Zoos provide a unique and valuable resource for primate research. Indeed, previous analyses of zoo research have shown that non-human primates are favoured as subjects and the study of welfare and conservation rank high on those topics studied [Hardy, D.F., 1996. Current research activities in...

  12. Part-time fostering by a pair of black and white ruffed lemurs ( Varecia variegata variegata )

    Contributor(s):: Kerridge, F. J.