Growth of morelet’s crocodile (crocodylus moreletii) during the first three years of life

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430140210.abs Growth of Crocodylus moreletii, an endangered species, was observed under protected conditions in the native range, from hatching through the third year of life. The goal of this project was to provide baseline growth data for eventual comparison with data from specimens reared in thermally controlled zoo facilities. Length increase averaged 1.6 cm/mo […]

Food intake and mass gain of hand-reared brown bear cubs

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430120604.abs Five orphaned European brown bear cubs (Ursus arctos) from 3 litters were hand-reared from the ages of 1–4 months. Body mass initially ranged from 1.7 to 2.8 kg. Growth rates were monitored with reference to diet. Over a period of 3 years, 6 different feed formulas were used. The first 4 formulas were […]