The welfare of non-human primates used in research: Report of the Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare

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Understanding visual barriers: evidence for Level 1 perspective taking in an orang-utan, Pongo pygmaeus

An adult female orang-utan used an untutored series of physical manipulations to guide humans to food placed beyond her reach. Through a series of experiments that involved different visual occlusions, this orang-utan appeared to take into account humans’ visual states when using them to retrieve inaccessible goals. These data suggest that she was able to […]

Out of sight or in too deep: Effect of visual barriers and water depth on agonistic behaviour and growth in hatchling saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus)

This study tests the role of visual barriers and water depth on levels of agonistic behaviour and growth in hatchling Crocodylus porosus within the first 3 weeks of life. Ninety-six individuals from four separate clutches hatched over 2 days were divided across three treatments containing two groups with 16 individuals each: shallow water with no […]