Consumer Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare-Friendly Products and Willingness to Pay: Exploration of Mexican Market Segments

The study aim was to identify consumer segmentation based on nonhuman animal welfare (AW) attitudes and their relationship with demographic features and willingness to pay (WTP) for welfare-friendly products (WFP) in Mexico. Personal interviews were conducted with 843 Mexican consumers who stated they purchased most of the animal products in their home. Respondents were selected […]

Effects of food density on the behavior and distribution of nonbreeding American flamingosin Yucatan, Mexico

We sampled potential food items of American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber) in the Celestún Estuary, Yucatán, Mexico, from October 1992 to January 1993, to explore the influence of food density and distribution on flamingo behavior in relation to the ideal free distribution model. Food items were found in the substrate and vegetation and were dominated […]

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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 […]

Preliminary evidence of accumulation of stress during translocation in mantled howlers

Translocation—an extensively used conservation tool—is a potentially stressful event, as animals are exposed to multiple stressors and cannot predict or control the changes in their environment. Therefore, it may be expected that during a translocation program stress accumulates and social behavior changes. Here, we present data from a translocation of four adult mantled howlers (Alouatta […]

The effect of energetic and psychosocial stressors on glucocorticoids in mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata)

The proximate causes of variation in glucocorticoids (GCs) of many free-ranging primates are still unclear, and in some cases, the available evidence is contradictory. Such is the case of mantled howler monkeys. In the present study, we tested whether variation in GC levels in this species could be predicted by energetic challenges or by psychosocial […]