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Does environmental enrichment really matter? A case study using the eastern fence lizard, Sceloporus undulatus
Contributor(s):: Rosier, Renee L., Langkilde, Tracy
Institutional and federal ethics committees regulate research on live vertebrate animals. Current regulations require researchers to provide environmental enrichment for laboratory animals. The intention is that such enrichment reduces stress and prevents atypical behavior of captive animals,...
Is behavioural enrichment always a success? Comparing food presentation strategies in an insectivorous lizard (Plica plica)
Contributor(s):: Januszczak, Inez Sukuna, Bryant, Zoe, Tapley, Benjamin, Gill, Iri, Harding, Luke, Michaels, Christopher John
Staggering food availability through a delivery device is a common way of providing behavioural enrichment as it is usually thought to increase the amount of natural behaviour due to the unpredictability of the food source. Tree-runner lizards (Plica plica) are a Neotropical, scansorial,...
African snakes: myths debunked | Marcel van Driel | TEDxLusaka
| Contributor(s):: Marcel van Driel
There are many myths about African snakes. In this talk, Marcel addresses the three most important ones by using logic and common sense. This talk was recorded at TEDxLusaka 2019: The power of togetherness held on 1st June 2019 at the NIPA Convention Centre. Marcel van Driel is a passionate...
When animals aren't so cuddly | Sankar Ananthanarayanan | TEDxPickeringStreet
| Contributor(s):: Sankar Ananthanarayanan
When you think of Wildlife Conservation, what do you picture? Maybe you imagine a Snow Leopard pacing around the Himalayas. Or perhaps you imagine a Giant Panda munching on some bamboo. Not a lot of people would think of an endangered toad or fly! Charismatic megafauna often get a large portion...
Ethnobiology in One Health
| Contributor(s):: Marsha B Quinlan, Robert J Quinlan
The new One Health concept is, essentially, the ethnobiology of health, addressing the interrelation of human, animal and environmental health. Incited by 2003 outbreaks of animal-borne SARS and avian influenza, One Health’s multidisciplinary perspective complements growing international...
Moving With Pets
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| Contributor(s):: Dylan Kaarlsen
When you go new places® every member of your family should be at ease. Cats, dogs and other animals are especially sensitive to moving. The secret to pet relocation is planning. Follow these pointers and ask your Atlas Agent if you have questions. This guide will help prepare you to move...
The Truth about Deer, Turtles, and Dogs: An examination of Ancient Maya Human-Faunal Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Lindsay Foreman
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The Correlation Between Snakebites And Meteorological Variations
| Contributor(s):: Chang Na
Background: In the United States, approximately 45,000 snakebites occur annually and affect many people including veterinarians and farmers.1 Snakebites can cause significant pain and morbidity such as severe bleeding and skin necrosis. Better predictive information on snakebite risk could help...
Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg
We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...
Human-Wildlife conflicts in Mwanachingwala conservation area(MCA) Kafue Flats of Zambia
| Contributor(s):: Mutandalike Choonga S
The study of the human-wildUfe conflicts in MCA Kafue flats was done in the month of August. The study used a structured questionnaire, focus group discussions and individual intennews unth randomly chosen individuals. Descriptive SPSS software was used to analyze the data at two levels: the...
Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species
| Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.
Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...
A tryst with reptiles | Yamini Bhaskar | TEDxNTU
| Contributor(s):: Yamini Bhaskar
Reptiles have always been a misunderstood group of animals, often “vilified” for being different. It takes some education and understanding to see why they do the things they do and in some ways Yamini draw parallels with them, being a woman doing some pretty unconventional things....
ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?
| Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills
There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...
Poisonous Snakes and Snakebite in the U.S.: A Brief Review
| Contributor(s):: Sherman A. Minton
This article briefly reviews some current ideas regarding snakebite in the Uniled States. Twenty species of native venomous snakes occur and include 15 species of rattlesnakes, the copperhead and cottonmouth, two species of coral snakes, and one seasnake. Snake venoms contain a variety of...
Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal
| Contributor(s):: David Menor
Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...
How to raise a wild pet: Waleed AlJawi at TEDxKids@Jeddah
| Contributor(s):: Waleed AlJawi
Sharing his experience on failing and succeeding to raise reptiles and other rare pets Young reptiles raiser
Morbidity and mortality in reptiles presented to a wildlife care facility in Central Illinois
| Contributor(s):: Rivas, Anne E., Allender, Matthew C., Mitchell, Mark, Whittington, Julia K.
Wildlife markets in South China
| Contributor(s):: Chow, Alex T., Cheung, Szeman, Yip, Peter K.
Assessing the effectiveness of the Birdsbesafe anti-predation collar cover in reducing predation on wildlife by pet cats in Western Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hall, C. M., Fontaine, J. B., Bryant, K. A., Calver, M. C.
Many pet cats hunt and, irrespective of whether or not this threatens wildlife populations, distressed owners may wish to curtail hunting while allowing their pets to roam. Therefore we evaluated the effectiveness of three patterned designs (simple descriptions being rainbow, red and yellow) of...