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  1. A note on environmental elements as essential prerequisites for behavioural expression: a case study of Pere David's deer

    Contributor(s):: Li, ChunWang, Jiang, ZhiGang, Zeng, Yan, You, ZhangQiang

    To understand the relationship between behavioural expression of Pere David's deer and environmental elements, we carried out an experiment in the Dafeng Pere David's Deer Nature Reserve, China. From May to September 2001, we observed maintenance behaviour and rut behaviour in free-ranging Pere...

  2. Quantification of temperament in weaned deer calves of two genotypes ( Cervus elaphus and Cervus elaphus x Elaphurus davidianus hybrids)

    Contributor(s):: Pollard, J. C., Littlejohn, R. P., Webster, J. R.

    In the 1st of 2 experiments, 30 [male] red deer (Cervus elaphus), weaned at 3-4 months of age, were kept in pens indoors in groups of 15. Behaviour was recorded during the following tests which were carried out from days 1-27 after weaning: time taken to feed in the presence of a human; time...

  3. Physiological and behavioural effects of handling and restraint in the ball python ( Python regius ) and the blue-tongued skink ( Tiliqua scincoides )

    Contributor(s):: Kreger, M. D., Mench, J. A.

    Four handling techniques commonly used with snakes and lizards in zoological park reptile collections were evaluated with respect to animal well-being. Adult male blue-tongued skinks (n = 3) and ball pythons (n = 4) were either handled gently, restrained manually, or container restrained for 10...

  4. Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica

    Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.

    This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8

  5. Could empathy for animals have been an adaptation in the evolution of Homo sapiens ?

    Contributor(s):: Bradshaw, J. W. S., Paul, E. S.

    In humans, empathy has emotional and cognitive components, both of which are linked to caring and nurturant behaviour. Variations in each of these facets of empathy were likely to have been accessible to natural selection during the evolution of Homo, although the likely details of their...

  6. Animals and Neolithic schematic art in southern France: Between the real and the ideal

    Contributor(s):: Hameau, Philippe

  7. Deer and snakes in the funeral mythology of the Iberian megalithic

    Contributor(s):: Ramirez, Primitiva Bueno, Behrmann, Rodrigo de Balbin