Reciprocity of support in coatis (Nasua nasua)

Primate sociality has received much attention and its complexity has been viewed as a driving force for the evolution of cognitive abilities. Improved analytic techniques have allowed primate researchers to reveal intricate social networks based on the exchange of cooperative acts and services. Although nonprimates are known to show similar behavior (e.g., cooperative hunting, food […]

Should zoo foods be coati chopped

The process of chopping feeds for zoo animals is common to many zoos, but few studies have evaluated the benefits of this presentation. While the perceived benefits of chopped diets include reduced food aggression, it is acknowledged that chopping feeds is time consuming for keepers and increases the risk of contamination. Given the potential disadvantages […]