Nursing behavior and early development of impala at San Diego Wild Animal Park

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1430100407.abs Because impala are commonly exhibited and handreared in zoos and their natural nursing behavior had not previously been studied, we examined nursing and early development in five impala calves housed in a large, naturalistic enclosure. Calves were observed for the first 5 weeks of life during 12-hr continuous watches and 20-min focal animal […]