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  1. A modeling approach for estimating seasonal dietary preferences of goats in a Mediterranean Quercus frainetto-Juniperus oxycedrus woodland

    Contributor(s):: Manousidis, T., Malesios, C., Kyriazopoulos, A. P., Parissi, Z. M., Abraham, E. M., Abas, Z.

    Goats are characterized as selective feeders due to their specific feeding behavior, thus the study of their seasonal preferences in a Mediterranean oak-juniper ecosystem is of great interest. The current research was conducted in an open oak forest in Megalo Dereio region, northeastern Greece...

  2. Microhabitat selection by greater sage-grouse hens during brood rearing

    Contributor(s):: Mabray, Scott T., Conover, Michael R.

  3. Brown bear and human recreational use of trails in Anchorage, Alaska

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    | Contributor(s):: Coltrane, Jessica A., Sinnott, Rick

    Anchorage, Alaska, has 301,000 human residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Anchorage also supports a viable population of brown bears (Ursus arctos). As a result, human–bear encounters are common. We used camera traps to monitor recreational trails near salmon...

  4. Effectiveness of a simulated pack to manipulate wolf movements

    | Contributor(s):: Anhalt, Christine M., Van Deelen, Timothy R., Schultz, Ronald N., Wydeven, Adrian P.

  5. Survival analysis and computer simulations of lethal and contraceptive management strategies for urban deer

    | Contributor(s):: Grund, M. D.

  6. Late summer movements by giant Canada geese in relation to a September hunting season

    | Contributor(s):: Dleter, C. D., Anderson, B. J., Gleason, J. S., Mammenga, P. W., Vaa, S.

  7. Survival and harvest characteristics of giant Canada geese in eastern South Dakota, 2000-2004

    | Contributor(s):: Dieter, C. D., Gleason, J. S., Andersoi, B. J., Vaa, S., Mammenga, P. W.

  8. The effects of radar on avian behavior: implications for wildlife management at airports

    | Contributor(s):: Sheridan, E., Randolet, J., DeVault, T. L., Seamans, T. W., Blackwell, B. F., Fernandez-Juricic, E.

    Airports often contain foraging, breeding, and roosting resources for wildlife. Airports also have different types of radars to assist with air traffic control, monitoring weather, and tracking wildlife that could become a risk for collision with aircraft. The effect of radar electromagnetic...

  9. A multi-institutional assessment of factors influencing locomotion and pacing in captive okapis ( Okapia johnstoni)

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, C., Torgerson-White, L., Fripp, D., Watters, J., Petric, A.

    The okapi ( Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates persistent health problems, reproductive abnormalities, and several potentially...

  10. Cumulative experience, age-class, sex and season affect the behavioural responses of European badgers ( Meles meles) to handling and sedation

    | Contributor(s):: Sun, Q., Stevens, C., Newman, C., Buesching, C. D., Macdonald, D. W.

    The restraint and sedation of wild animals has welfare implications, thus animal handling procedures should be well-informed and optimised to adhere to welfare standards. Furthermore, it is important that handling procedures should not cause future trap avoidance. This is of particular pertinence...

  11. Pond use by captive African penguins ( Spheniscus demersus) in an immersive exhibit adjacent to human bathers

    | Contributor(s):: Ozella, L., Favaro, L., Carnovale, I., Pessani, D.

    Nonhuman animals in zoos are exposed to a continuous human presence, which affects their behaviors and welfare. However, little is known about what role the "visitor effect" has on penguins in captivity. The African penguin ( Spheniscus demersus) is an endangered species commonly housed in zoos...

  12. Comparative study of trophic behaviour and herd structure in wild and feral goats living in a Mediterranean island: management implications

    | Contributor(s):: Rivera-Sanchez, L., Cassinello Roldan, J., Baraza Ruiz, E., BartolomeFilella, J.

    The aim of this study was to compare the trophic behaviour and the social structure of Majorcan wild goats and feral goats present in the island of Majorca. The former are descendants of an ancestral goat ecotype introduced in the island in the late Neolithic, whereas feral goats come from...

  13. Effects of sounds of different quality on the behaviour and heart beat parameters of goats

    | Contributor(s):: Johns, J., Patt, A., Hillmann, E.

    In alpine regions, bells are used to relocate free-ranging grazers like cows and goats. Considering that goats have a well-developed hearing capacity, sounds (e.g. a chime of a bell) may act as stressors depending on their characteristics. The aim of this study was to test whether a non-uniform...

  14. Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.

    In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...

  15. Pets and pests: vervet monkey intake at a specialist South African rehabilitation centre

    | Contributor(s):: Healy, A., Nijman, V.

    Vervet monkeys ( Chlorocebus pygerythrus) encounter a plethora of anthropogenic risks as a result of their ability to exploit human-altered environments. A systematic assessment of these risks has not been carried out to date. Here, we aim to begin addressing this gap in our understanding of...

  16. Shrink and mortality of beef cattle during long distance transportation

    | Contributor(s):: Teke, B.

  17. The human-animal interface of domestic livestock management and production and its relationship to brucellosis in the country of Georgia 2010: a rapid assessment analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Havas, K. A., Ramishvili, M., Navdarashvili, A., Imnadze, P., Salman, M.

  18. A field assessment of the effect of pre-slaughter conditions and genetic-stress susceptibility on blood welfare indicators in pigs

    | Contributor(s):: Guardia, M. D., Estany, J., Alvarez-Rodriguez, J., Manteca, X., Tor, M., Oliver, M. A., Gispert, M., Diestre, A.

  19. Canada goose crop damage abatement in South Dakota

    | Contributor(s):: Radtke, T. M., Dieter, C. D.

  20. Lying patterns of high producing healthy dairy cows after calving in commercial herds as affected by age, environmental conditions and production

    | Contributor(s):: Steensels, M., Bahr, C., Berckmans, D., Halachmi, I., Antler, A., Maltz, E.