Visitor-directed aggression among the Gibraltar macaques

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430110106.abs Animal parks and exhibits which offer visitors the option of close interaction with the animals displayed have been very successful with some species, including primates. However, there is always an element of risk to the visitor who enters another species’ environment and interacts with its members. This risk factor may cause particular concern […]

Environmentally Enriched Housing for Cats When Housed Singly

It is generally accepted that to carry out certain trials or procedures, particularly metabolism or digestibility studies, it is necessary to house animals singly, often in sterile metal cages which differ greatly from the animal’s normal living accommodation. The lack of choice, mental and physical stimulation and general ‘creature comforts’ increases the stress of isolation. […]