A multifactorial approach to improving captive primate welfare and enclosure usage

CL Goh
This thesis examines factors affecting the welfare of captive primates from a multi- factorial perspective: positional and non-positional behaviour, anatomical adaptations and enclosure usage. Past studies have shown that the provision of naturalistic environments for primates reduces stereotypical behaviours, decreases inactivity (Honess and Marin 2005; Zaragoza et al. 2011), and encourages species- typical positional behaviour repertoires (Jensvold et al. 2001). This suggests that encouraging species-typical behaviour improves captive primate welfare. It was found that reduced...
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