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Title: Visitor-associated variation in captive Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana) behaviour
Authors: Todd, P.A. 
Macdonald, C.
Coleman, D.
Keywords: Behaviour
Captivity
Cercopithecus diana diana
Diana monkey
Visitors
Zoo
Issue Date: Oct-2007
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
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/102152
ISSN: 01681591
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2006.09.010
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