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  1. Keeper-animal interactions: differences between the behaviour of zoo animals affect stockmanship

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    | 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...

  2. Do Visitors Affect Zebra Behavior in Zoos?

    | Contributor(s):: Christine Conte

    I investigated the effects of visitors on the behavior of two zebra species (Equus grevyi and Equus burchelli) at eight zoos on the East Coast of the United States. I used instantaneous time sampling to record zebra behavior and visitor data. I used these data to run Bayesian hierarchical models...

  3. Sport, zébu et société dans le Moyen-Ouest de Madagascar

    | Contributor(s):: Andrianantenaina, Paul

  4. Suckling behaviour of llama (Lama glama glama) and Chapman's Zebra (Equus burchelli antiquorum) in captivity

    | Contributor(s):: Prescott, J.

    The frequency and duration of suckling in 1 Chapman's Zebra foal and 1 llama foal born at Quebec zoo are reported. The llama was studied from 3 to 12 and from 17 to 27 days of age and the zebra from 28 to 44 and from 55 to 68 days of age. For the llama foal, suckling frequency decreased with age...

  5. Feeding behaviour affects nursing behaviour in captive plains zebra ( Equus burchellii )

    | Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Bartosova, J., Kotrba, R.

    Equids spend more than half of the day feeding. Lactation is a very demanding form of maternal investment. In an environment such as a zoo, where no grass but several feeding sites are present, conflict between suckling behaviour of the foal and feeding behaviour of the lactating mother should...

  6. High-ranking mares of captive plains zebra Equus burchelli have greater reproductive success than low-ranking mares

    | Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Culik, L.

    Plains zebra live in harems that include one to six adult mares. Between these mares is a strong order of social hierarchy. The social rank of an equid mare is typically correlated with her age. Further, high-ranking captive plains zebra mares produce more surviving offspring than low-ranking...

  7. Mother-offspring conflict in captive plains zebra ( Equus burchellii ): suckling bout duration

    | Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Bartosova, J.

    Recently, a lack of any significant relationship between suckling bout duration and milk or energy intake has been revealed in several mammal species. However, a short suckling bout duration could be taken as an indicator of shortage of milk and lack of maternal care, and could therefore be used...

  8. Sex of the foetus determines the time of weaning of the previous offspring of captive plains zebra ( Equus burchelli )

    | Contributor(s):: Pluhacek, J., Bartos, L., Dolezalova, M., Bartosova-Vichova, J.

    We examined if captive plains zebra (Equus burchelli) mares change the timing of weaning according to the sex of the suckling foal and of the new impending foetus. We observed 19 captive plains zebra foals, in three different formations, at the Dvur Kralove Zoo. The earliest time for weaning of...

  9. Size, design and interspecific interactions as restrictions of natural behaviour in multi-species exhibits. 3. Interspecific interactions of Plains zebra ( Equus burcelli ) and eland ( Taurotragus oryx )

    | Contributor(s):: Andersen, K. F.

  10. Size, design and interspecific interactions as restrictors of natural behaviour in multi-species exhibits. 1. Activity and intraspecific interactions of Plains zebra ( Equus burchelli )

    | Contributor(s):: Andersen, K. F.

    Three herds of Plains zebras in multi-species pounds in 3 Danish zoos were studied during spring/summer of 1989. Pounds varied greatly in size: Copenhagen Zoo - 0.5 ha, grassless; Loveparken Zoo Givskud - 5 ha, short grass; Knuthenborg Safari Park - 18 ha, long grass. A 10 min scan of activity,...