Influence of group size and neonatal handling on growth rates, survival, and tameness of juvenile houbara bustards

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1040.abs The influence of group size, sex, year, and environmental enrichment on growth of a large sample of captive-bred houbara bustards was examined, as well as the influence of regular handling on survival. Growth rates of chicks kept in groups of eight were depressed compared with chicks in groups of five. Differences in growth […]