On the behavior ofDesmana moschata L. in captivity

On the behavior ofDesmana moschata L. in captivity Russhm Journal qf Ecolog3; Vol. 31, No. I, 2000, pp. 59-62. Tl"anshlted ]?om Ekoh~giya, No. I, 2000, pp. 65-69. Orighud Russhtn Text Copyright 9 2000 hy Nazyrova, Katptn'. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS R. I. Nazyrova ~ and N. A. Karpov z I Moscow State UniversiO', Vorob'evv go~; Moscow,; 119899 Russia 2 State Reserve, p/o Varvarino, Novokhoperskii raion, Voronezhskaya oblast, 397418 Russia Received July I, 1998 Keeping and rearing wild animals in captivity to Sukhov (1984) used an actograph and noctovisors to produce artificial populations, retain the gene pool, study these problems under natural conditions and also and, ultimately, to save them from extinction has recorded a three-phase pattern of activity. recently been assuming an ever growing importance in From 1983 to 1987, experiments on maintaining Rus- the world. Particular attention is being paid to endan- sian desmans in captivity were performed in the Moscow gered species, as well as to species whose specific bio- Zoological Garden (Romanov, 1989; Khakhin and logical features have been poorly studied. Ivanov, 1990), where up to six individuals were kept at Russian zoologists have repeatedly turned their atten- one time. The main purpose of the performed experi- tion to the problem of the biological foundations of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

On the behavior ofDesmana moschata L. in captivity

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