Environmental and social influences on enclosure use and activity patterns of captive sloth bears (Ursus ursinus)

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430110607.abs Four adult sloth bears (Ursus ursinus) at the Los Angeles Zoo were studied for 13 months to quantify the influence of environmental and social variables on enclosure use and activity. Observations were conducted in 1-hr samples, using 1-min scans, for a total of 150 hr distributed across two seasons and three time periods. […]