Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Hildebrandt
What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left....
Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship
| Contributor(s):: Ward, S. J., Melfi, V.
Stockmanship is a term used to describe the management of animals with a good stockperson someone who does this in a in a safe, effective, and low-stress manner for both the stock-keeper and animals involved. Although impacts of unfamiliar zoo visitors on animal behaviour have been extensively...
| Contributor(s):: De Courcy, Catherine
Seasonal pattern of salivary cortisol secretion in the greater one-horned rhino ( Rhinoceros unicornis)
| Contributor(s):: Menargues, A., Urios, V., Liminana, R.
Observer ratings: validity and value as a tool for animal welfare research
| Contributor(s):: Meagher, R. K.
Ratings by human observers have long been used by animal scientists and veterinarians to assess certain physical traits (e.g. body fat), and can also be applied to the assessment of behaviour and a variety of welfare-relevant variables (e.g. pain responsiveness, alopecia/barbering). Observer...
A comparative approach to the study of Keeper-Animal Relationships in the zoo. (Special Issue: Zoo animal welfare.)
| Contributor(s):: Carlstead, K.
Research on intensively farmed animals over the past 25 years has shown that human-animal interactions, by affecting the animal's fear of humans, can markedly limit the productivity and welfare of farm animals. This article begins to explore some of the factors that need to be considered to...
Short-term separation and stress of mother and daughter southern white rhinoceroses at the North Carolina Zoological Park
| Contributor(s):: Hodgden, R.
Captive management of the white rhinoceros for reproductive studies
| Contributor(s):: Blasdel, T. L., Goen, T., Olsen, T. S., Connors, J. H., Farne, L. A., Flanagan, J. P., Densmore, M. A., Loskutoff, N. L., Capp, J., Fuller, D., Kraemer, D. C.
Welfare assessment of captive Asian elephants ( Elephas maximus ) and Indian rhinoceros ( Rhinoceros unicornis ) using salivary cortisol measurement
| Contributor(s):: Menargues, A., Urios, V., Mauri, M.
The measurement of salivary cortisol allows non-invasive assessment of welfare in captive animals. We utilised this technique to test the effect of zoo opening on six Asian elephants and two Indian rhinoceros at the Terra Natura Zoological Park, Alicante, Spain, during pre-opening, opening and...
The bestiary of Lautreamont. Classification of animals with commentary
| Contributor(s):: Lassalle, Jean-Pierre