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  1. A close keeper-nonhuman animal distance does not reduce undesirable behavior in contact yard goats and sheep

    Contributor(s):: Anderson, U. S., Maple, T. L., Bloomsmith, M. A.

    This study investigated the relation between zookeeper-nonhuman animal distance and the undesirable behaviour that goats and sheep exhibited toward visitors of Zoo Atlanta's (Georgia, USA) contact yard. It hypothesized that a close distance between keeper and animal would be associated with a...

  2. Lion, ungulate, and visitor reactions to playbacks of lion roars at Zoo Atlanta

    Contributor(s):: Kelling, A. S., Allard, S. M., Kelling, N. J., Sandhaus, E. A., Maple, T. L.

    Felids in captivity are often inactive and elusive in zoos, leading to a frustrating visitor experience. Eight roars were recorded from an adult male lion and played back over speakers as auditory enrichment to benefit the lions while simultaneously enhancing the zoo visitor experience. In...

  3. Novel environmental enrichment may provide a tool for rapid assessment of animal personality: a case study with giant pandas ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca )

    Contributor(s):: Powell, D. M., Svoke, J. T.

    Historically, the assessment of nonhuman animal personality has included a variety of methods - from direct behavioural observations in a variety of test situations to assessments provided by animal caretakers or trainers. Careful observation of how animals in zoos interact with novel enrichment...

  4. Socialization of a single hand-reared tiger cub

    Contributor(s):: Kelling, A. S., Bashaw, M. J., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.

    Given the drawbacks of hand-rearing nonhuman animals in captivity, the practice is generally avoided, but it is sometimes necessary. A few scientific publications are available to guide managers toward best practices in hand-rearing, but the majority of articles focus on hand-rearing captive...

  5. 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.

  6. Using multiple joystick systems in computerised enrichment for captive orangutans

    Contributor(s):: Mallavarapu, S., Bloomsmith, M. A., Kuhar, C. W., Maple, T. L.

  7. Saddle up!

    Contributor(s):: Stewart, Nina

  8. Public perceptions of domestic cats and preferences for feral cat management in the southeastern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Loyd, K. A. T., Hernandez, S. M.

    Populations of feral domestic cats and free-roaming, owned cats have increased throughout the United States, affecting wildlife and public health and warranting attention from a variety of management agencies. The contentious issue of feral cat management requires a greater understanding of...

  9. Relationship between attachment to owners and separation anxiety in pet dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Parthasarathy, V., Crowell-Davis, S. L.

    Dogs' dysfunctional attachment relationships with their owners are assumed to be the underlying cause of separation anxiety. Thirty-two dogs with and 43 dogs without owner-reported separation anxiety (SA) participated in a formal attachment test (AT). After the AT, the dogs were videotaped...

  10. Conservation or preservation? A qualitative study of the conceptual foundations of natural resource management

    | Contributor(s):: Minteer, B. A., Corley, E. A.

    Few disputes in the annals of US environmentalism enjoy the pedigree of the conservation-preservation debate. Yet, although many scholars have written extensively on the meaning and history of conservation and preservation in American environmental thought and practice, the resonance of these...

  11. Gorilla behavior in response to systematic alternation between zoo enclosures

    | Contributor(s):: Lukas, K. E., Hoff, M. P., Maple, T. L.

  12. Determination of sex differences in personality and trainability of yearling horses utilizing a handler questionnaire

    | Contributor(s):: Duberstein, K. J., Gilkeson, J. A.

    Very little scientific evidence exists to quantify differences in trainability and personality between sex of horses in spite of numerous industry stereotypes. It could be of great benefit to the horse industry to categorize personality differences and isolate strengths and weaknesses of each...

  13. Computer-assisted enrichment for zoo-housed orangutans ( Pongo pygmaeus )

    | Contributor(s):: Tarou, L. R., Kuhar, C. W., Adcock, D., Bloomsmith, M. A., Maple, T. L.

    The study of environmental enrichment has identified a variety of effective forms of enrichment, but there are widespread problems associated with their use. Few forms of enrichment are cognitively challenging, and even the most effective often result in rapid habituation. This study examined the...

  14. Animal rights and the Olympic Games