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|Title:||Visitor-associated variation in captive Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) behaviour|
|Authors:||Todd, P.A. |
Cercopithecus diana diana
|Citation:||Todd, P.A., Macdonald, C., Coleman, D. (2007-10). Visitor-associated variation in captive Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) behaviour. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 107 (1-2) : 162-165. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2006.09.010|
|Abstract:||This research examines the relationship between visitor numbers and the behaviour of Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana diana). A family group of two adult and four juvenile captive Diana monkeys was studied intensively for 10 days at Edinburgh Zoo, UK. The six subjects were scan sampled every 5 min for 7 h per day; their behaviour, and visitor numbers, were recorded. Chi-squared analysis revealed a highly significant association between Diana monkey behaviour and visitor group size, where the amount of time spent grooming and sleeping/resting decreased with greater visitor numbers whereas time spent playing and feeding/chewing increased. Results are discussed in the context of recent findings regarding visitor presence and zoo animal welfare. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Applied Animal Behaviour Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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