Noninvasive assessment of adrenal activity associated with husbandry and behavioral factors in the North American clouded leopard population

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.10005.abs The North American clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) population is far from self-sustaining. Breeding success is poor and behavioral problems (i.e., fur-plucking, tail-chewing, excessive hiding or pacing, and intersexual aggression that results in mate killing) are common. This study was undertaken to investigate whether some of these problems may be indicators of chronic stress […]

Body mass dynamics in hand reared clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) cubs from birth to weaning

To study the dynamics of body mass changes in hand reared clouded leopards, we analyzed 3,697 weight data points during the first 3 months of life in 49 cubs from 24 zoo-born litters from 2003 through 2012. All cubs were fed the same formula mixture after a similar weaning protocol. The hand rearing process was […]