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Articles on Captive Wildlife

This is a collection of articles on Captive Wildlife from JAAWS. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos.

Activity Budgets of Captive Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) Under a Training Regime, Kaja Wierucka, Sonia Siemianowska, Marta Woźniak, Katarzyna Jasnosz, Magdalena Kieliszczyk, Paulina Kozak & Agnieszka Sergiel, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016
An Evaluation of Exercise Pen Use by Circus Tigers (Pathera tigris tigris). Christian H. Nevill, Ted H. Friend & Amy G. Windom. Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2010, pages 164-173.
Assessing Acute Effects of Trapping, Handling, and Tagging on the Behavior of Wildlife Using GPS Telemetry: A Case Study of the Common Brushtail Possum. Todd E Dennis, Shabana F Shah. Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2012, pages 189-207.
Behavior as a Tool for Welfare Improvement and Conservation Management in the Endangered Lizard (Gallotia bravoana). Gara Mesa-Avila & Miguel Molina-Borja. Volume 10, Issue 3, June 2007, pages 193-206.
Behavioral and Hormonal Consequences of Transporting Giant Pandas From China to the United States. Rebecca J. Snyder, Bonnie M. Perdue, David M. Powell, Debra L. Forthman, Mollie A. Bloomsmith & Terry L. Maple. Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2012, pages 1-20.
Behavioral Decisions for Managing Social Distance and Aggression in Captive Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Michael J. Renner & Aislinn L. Kelly. Volume 9, Issue 3, July 2006, pages 233-239.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Breeding in Captivity: The Importance of Environmental Enrichment. María I. Mollá, Miguel A. Quevedo & Francisca Castro. Volume 14, Issue 2, March 2011, pages 85-95.
Breeding Wildlife to Extinction in China. Kati Loeffler. Volume 16, Issue 4, October 2013, page 387.
Captive Coyotes Compared to Their Counterparts in the Wild: Does Environmental Enrichment Help? John A. Shivik, Gemma L. Palmer, Eric M. Gese & Britta Osthaus. Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2009, pages 223-235.
China’s Bear Farming and Long-Term Solutions. Peter J. Li. Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2004, pages 71-81.
Comparison of Subjective Well-Being and Personality Assessments in the Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia), and African Lion (Panthera leo); Marieke Cassia Gartner, David M. Powell & Alexander Weiss
Computer-Aided Pattern Recognition of Large Reptiles as a Noninvasive Application to Identify Individuals. Dorian Moro & Isobel MacAulay. Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2014, pages 125-135.
Costa, R., Sousa, C., & Llorente, M. (2018). Assessment of environmental enrichment for different primate species under low budget: A case study. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-15.
Davie, C., & Clark, A. B. (2017). Self-Rehabilitation of a Captive American Crow at Binghamton Zoo. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 273-279.
Effect of Enclosure Quality on Reactivity and Welfare of Captive Soemmerring’s Gazelle (Gazella soemmerringii). Atef A. H. Mansour, Abdel-Hamid Zakaria & Andrew F. Fraser. Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2000, pages 335-343.
Effects of Environmental Complexity and Temporary Captivity on Foraging Behavior of Wild-Caught Meadow Voles. Amaranta E. Kozuch & M. Elsbeth McPhee. Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2014, pages 157-171.
Effects of Inedible, Manipulable Objects on Captive Bears. Joanne D. Altman. Volume 2, Issue 2, April 1999, pages 123-132.
Enriching Tortoises: Assessing Color Preference. Luiza F. Passos, Humberto Espirito Santo Mello & Robert John Young. Volume 17, Issue 3, July 2014, pages 274-281.
Environmental Change and Welfare of Captive King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus). Paul Koene, Kim Vanderschoot, Joeke Nijboer. Volume 16, Issue 4, October 2013, pages 385-386.
Environmental Effects on the Behavior of Zoo-housed Lions and Tigers, with a Case Study o the Effects of a Visual Barrier on Pacing. Meredith J. Bashaw, Angela S. Kelling, Mollie A. Bloomsmith & Terry L. Maple. Volume 10, Issue 2, May 2007, pages 95-109.
Environmental Enrichment Effect on Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites and Captive Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) Behavior; Carlyle Mendes Coelho, Cristiano Schetini de Azevedo, Marcelo Alcino de Barros Vaz Guimarães & Robert John Young
Environmental Enrichments for a Group of Captive Macaws: Low Interaction Does Not Mean Low Behavioral Changes; Jéssica Reimer, Caroline Marques Maia & Eliana Ferraz Santos
Food Preference, Keeper Ratings, and Reinforcer Effectiveness in Exotic Animals: The Value of Systematic Testing. Diann E. Gaalema, Bonnie M. Perdue & Angela S. Kelling. Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2011, pages 33-41.
Frustrated Appetitive Foraging Behavior, Stereotypic Pacing, and Fecal Glucocorticoid Levels in Snow Leopards (Uncia uncia) in the Zurich Zoo. Nicole Burgener, Markus Gusset & Hans Schmid. Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2008, pages 74-83.
Fuller, G., Eggen, W. F., Wirdateti, W., & Nekaris, K. A. I. (2018). Welfare impacts of the illegal wildlife trade in a cohort of confiscated greater slow lorises, Nycticebus coucang. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 224-238.
Giant Panda Welfare in Captivity. Bonnie M Perdue, Rebecca J Snyder, Megan L Wilson, Terry L Maple. Volume 16, Issue 4, October 2013, pages 394-395.
Gibbon Aggression During Introductions: An International Survey; Heather Harl, Lisa Stevens, Susan W. Margulis & Jay Petersen
Habituating Antelope and Bison to Cooperate With Veterinary Procedures. Temple Grandin. Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2000, pages 253-261.
Housing Density and Growth in Juvenile Red-Eared Turtles. Scott P. McRobert. Volume 2, Issue 2, April 1999, pages 133-140.
Howell, C. P., & Cheyne, S. M. (2019). Complexities of Using Wild versus Captive Activity Budget Comparisons for Assessing Captive Primate Welfare. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 22(1), 78-96.
Influence of Cinnamon and Catnip on the Stereotypical Pacing of Oncilla Cats (Leopardus tigrinus) in Captivity. Letícia de S. Resende, Karla C. Pedretti Gomes, Artur Andriolo, Gelson Genaro, Gabriella L. Remy & Valdir de Almeida Ramos Júnior. Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2011, pages 247-254.
Interspecific Evaluation of Octopus Escape Behavior. James B. Wood & Roland C. Anderson. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2004, pages 95-106.
Jinxed Lynx? Marc Bekoff.
Liu, Z., Jiang, Z., Yang, A., Xu, B., Fang, H., Xie, Z., … & Zeng, Y. (2017). Attitudes Toward Bile Extraction From Living Bears: Survey of Citizens and Students in Beijing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 205-218.
Long-Term Macroevaluation of Environmental Enrichment in Three Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) at Barcelona Zoo, Ana I. Soriano, Dolors Vinyoles & Carmen Maté, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016
Maia, C. M., & Volpato, G. L. (2018). Individuality matters for substrate-size preference in the Nile tilapia juveniles. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-9.
Marcoppido, G., Arzamendia, Y., & Vilá, B. (2018). Physiological and behavioral indices of short-term stress in wild vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) in Jujuy Province, Argentina. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 244-255.
Methodologies for the Care, Maintenance, and Breeding of Tropical Poison Frogs. Scott P. McRobert. Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2003, pages 95-102.
Morbidity and Mortality of Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Mammals at a Major Exotic Companion Animal Wholesaler. Shawn Ashley, Susan Brown, Joel Ledford, Janet Martin, Ann-Elizabeth Nash, Amanda Terry, Tim Tristan & Clifford Warwick. Volume 17, Issue 4, October 2014, pages 308-321.
Nutritional and Behavioral Effects of Gorge and Fast Feeding in Captive Lions. Joanne D. Altman, Kathy L. Gross & Stephen R. Lowry. Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2005, pages 47-57.
Octopus Senescence: The Beginning of the End. Roland C. Anderson, James B. Wood & Ruth A. Byrne. Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2002, pages 275-283.
Octopuses (Enteroctopus dofleini) Recognize Individual Humans. Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather, Mathieu Q. Monette & Stephanie R. M. Zimsen. Volume 13, Issue 3, June 2010, pages 261-272.
Olfactory Enrichment in California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus): An Effective Tool for Captive Welfare? Mystera M. Samuelson, Lisa K. Lauderdale, Kelly Pulis, Moby Solangi, Tim Hoffland & Heidi Lyn
Patoka, J., Vejtrubová, M., Vrabec, V., & Masopustová, R. (2018). Which Wild Aardvarks Are Most Suitable for Outdoor Enclosures in Zoological Gardens in the European Union?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(1), 1-7.
Physiological Responses in Wild Broodstocks of the Caspian Kutum (Rutilus frisii kutum) Subjected to Transportation Stress. Mehdi Nikoo, Bahram Falahatkar. Volume 15, Issue 4, October 2012, pages 372-382.
Pond Use by Captive African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) in an Immersive Exhibit Adjacent to Human Bathers. Laura Ozella, Livio Favaro, Irene Carnovale, & Daniela Pessani, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015
Positive Reinforcement Training for Blood Collection in Grizzly Bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) Results in Undetectable Elevations in Serum Cortisol Levels: A Preliminary Investigation; Nicole M. Joyce-Zuniga, Ruth C. Newberry, Charles T. Robbins, Jasmine V. Ware, Heiko T. Jansen & O. Lynne Nelson
Rattlesnake Roundups: Uncontrolled Wildlife Exploitation and the Rites of Spring. Joseph Franke. Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2000, pages 151-160.
Sandri, C., Sammarini, C., Regaiolli, B., Spiezio, C., & Piccirillo, A. (2018). Reproduction and monogamy in captive flock of greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus Roseus). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 256-266.
Skelton, C. J., & Stannard, H. J. (2018). Preliminary investigation of social interactions and feeding behavior in captive group-housed Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus Harrisii). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(3), 295-303.
Socialization of a Single Hand-Reared Tiger Cub. Angela S Kelling, Meredith J Bashaw, Mollie A Bloomsmith, Terry L Maple. Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2013, pages 47-63.
Space Use as an Indicator of Enclosure Appropriateness in African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus). Sally C. Hunter, Markus Gusset, Lance J. Miller & Michael J. Somers. Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2014, pages 98-110.
Special Welfare Concerns in Countries Dependent on Live Animal Trade: The Real Foreign Animal Disease Emergency for Canada. Terry L. Whiting. Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2008, pages 149-164.
Tailored Enrichment Strategies and Stereotypic Behavior in Captive Individually Housed Macaques (Macaca spp.); Tessa H. Cannon, Michael Heistermann, Shala J. Hankison, Kimberley J. Hockings & Matthew R. McLennan
The Effect of a Feeding Schedule Change and the Provision of Forage Material on Hair Eating in a Group of Captive Baboons (Papio hamadryas sp.), Christian H. Nevill & Corrine K. Lutz, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015
The Effects of Automated Scatter Feeders on Captive Grizzly Bear Activity Budgets. Nathan L. P. Andrews & James C. Ha. Volume 17, Issue 2, April 2014, pages 148-156.
The Effects of Husbandry Training on Stereotypic Pacing in Captive African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus). Amanda Shyne & Martin Block. Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2010, pages 56-65.
The Effects of Sex, Climate, and Management on Normal and Repetitive Behaviors in Okapis (Okapi johnstoni). Deborah Fripp, Cynthia L Bennett, Gerald A Binczik, Ann Petric, Jason V Watters. Volume 16, Issue 4, October 2013, pages 383-384.
The Effects of Visitor Density and Intensity on the Behavior of Two Captive Jaguars (Panthera onca). Rebecca L. Sellinger & James C. Ha. Volume 8, Issue 4, October 2005, pages 233-244.
The Welfare of Bears in Zoos: A Case Study of Poland, Robert Maślak, Agnieszka Sergiel, David Bowles & Łukasz Paśko, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016
Time Budget and Activity Patterns of Oncilla Cats (Leopardus tigrinus) in Captivity. Letícia de Souza Resende, Glauce Lima e Neto, Patrícia Gonçalves Duarte Carvalho, Gabriella Landau-Remy, Valdir de Almeida Ramos-Júnior, Artur Andriolo & Gelson Genaro. Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 73-81.
Training Large Macaws for Artificial Insemination Procedures. Frédérique Leblanc, Géraldine Pothet, Michel Saint Jalme. Mathieu Dorval & Dalila Bovet. Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2011, pages 187-210.
Traumatic Stress Disorder Observed in an Adult Wild Captive Wolf (Canis lupus). Jay S. Mallonee & Paul Joslin. Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2004, pages 107-126.
Understanding Attitudes Toward the Control of Nonnative Wild and Feral Mammals: Similarities and Differences in the Opinions of the General Public, Animal Protectionists, and Conservationists in New Zealand (Aotearoa). Mark J. Farnworth, Helen Watson & Nigel J. Adams. Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 1-17.
Use of Primates in Research: What Do We Know About Captive Strepsirrhine Primates? Gloria Fernández Lázaro, Sarah Zehr & Enrique Alonso Garcia
Using Fecal Hormonal and Behavioral Analyses to Evaluate the Introduction of Two Sable Antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo. Erin Loeding, Jeanette Thomas, Dave Bernier & Rachel Santymire. Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2011, pages 220-246.
Zoo Playgrounds: A Source of Enrichment or Stress for a Group of Nearby Cockatoos? A Case Study, Courtney K. Collins & Nicola M. Marples, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

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