Auditory enrichment for Lar gibbons Hylobates lar at London Zoo

Auditory enrichment for Lar gibbons Hylobates lar at London Zoo Auditory enrichment for Lar gibbons Hjklhutrs lar at London Zoo DAVID SHEPHERDSONl, NEIL BEMMENTZ,MICK CARMAN3 & SARAH REYNOLDS’ Curntors ’ Rrsrurcli Group, 2.4ssistant Head Keeper and Head Keeper, Primates, The Zoologicul Societj’ o London. Regent’s Park. London NWI 4 R Y , Great Britain f Wild animals live in an environment of great complexity and variety. One of the greatest challenges of keeping them in captivity is providing an environment that stimulates as rich and varied a behavioural repertoire as that observed in the wild. It has been suggested that the lack of opportunities to express natural or appropriate behaviours can lead to abnormal behaviours. Amongst others. these may include apathy, stereopathic behaviour, coprophagy, excessive aggression and overgrooming (Morris, 1964; MeyerHolzapfel, 1968; Hughes & Duncan. 1981). For many animals one of the greatest sources of stimulation is the presence of conspecifics. Even solitary species may spend time and effort communicating with nearby individuals, if only in order to keep their distance. In their southeast Asian rain-forest habitat gibbons are monogamous and live in family groups. Mos~ species defend an exclusive territory and ownership is declared by singing a species-specific song. Such singing usually involves the adult pair, only http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Auditory enrichment for Lar gibbons Hylobates lar at London Zoo

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/auditory-enrichment-for-lar-gibbons-hylobates-lar-at-london-zoo-aSEwJ5pxC6
Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 1989 The Zoological Society of London
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1989.tb03294.x
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Auditory enrichment for Lar gibbons Hjklhutrs lar at London Zoo DAVID SHEPHERDSONl, NEIL BEMMENTZ,MICK CARMAN3 & SARAH REYNOLDS’ Curntors ’ Rrsrurcli Group, 2.4ssistant Head Keeper and Head Keeper, Primates, The Zoologicul Societj’ o London. Regent’s Park. London NWI 4 R Y , Great Britain f Wild animals live in an environment of great complexity and variety. One of the greatest challenges of keeping them in captivity is providing an environment that stimulates as rich and varied a behavioural repertoire as that observed in the wild. It has been suggested that the lack of opportunities to express natural or appropriate behaviours can lead to abnormal behaviours. Amongst others. these may include apathy, stereopathic behaviour, coprophagy, excessive aggression and overgrooming (Morris, 1964; MeyerHolzapfel, 1968; Hughes & Duncan. 1981). For many animals one of the greatest sources of stimulation is the presence of conspecifics. Even solitary species may spend time and effort communicating with nearby individuals, if only in order to keep their distance. In their southeast Asian rain-forest habitat gibbons are monogamous and live in family groups. Mos~ species defend an exclusive territory and ownership is declared by singing a species-specific song. Such singing usually involves the adult pair, only

Journal

International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1989

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off