Water consumption and watering behavior of Przewalski horses (Equus ferus przewalskii) in a semireserve

Abstract 10.1002/(SICI)1098-2361(1998)17:33.3.CO;2-M Water consumption by 12 female Przewalski horses was automatically measured in a semireserve for 17 months. Average daily consumption on a yearly basis was between 2.4 and 8.3 liters, but significant individual variation in water consumption and drinking frequency was recorded throughout the observation period. Individual differences were more clearly detectable during periods […]

Use of Buckets as Tools by Western Lowland Gorillas

While all great apes have been documented to use tools, gorillas are arguably the least proficient tool users. In 2009, a Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Buffalo Zoo was observed using a bucket, which had been provided as part of normal enrichment, as a tool to collect water. We conducted a brief, […]

The behavioral satiety sequence in pigeons (Columba livia). Description and development of a method for quantitative analysis

The postprandial event known as the specific dynamic action is an evolutionarily conserved physiological set of metabolic responses to feeding. Its behavioral counterpart, a sequence of drinking, maintenance (e.g., grooming) and sleep-like behaviors known as the behavioral satiety sequence (BSS), has been thoroughly described in rodents and has enabled the refined evaluation of potential appetite […]

Drinker to Nursery Pigs Ratio: Effects on Drinking Behavior and Performance

Rooting area and drinker affect dunging behaviour of organic pigs

Hygiene is a common problem on outdoor runs of growing organic pigs. Manure and urine are mainly excreted outdoors and tend to spread all over the run. Reducing the soiled surface area may be beneficial to animal welfare, hygiene, ammonia emissions and labour, not only in organic but also in conventional systems. The objective was […]