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Titolo:
Social attachment in giraffe: Response to social separation
Autore:
Tarou, LR; Bashaw, MJ; Maple, TL;
Indirizzi:
TECHlab, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30315 USA TECHlab Atlanta GA USA 30315TECHlab, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30315 USA Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Psychol, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA Georgia Inst Technol Atlanta GA USA 30332 Psychol, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA
Titolo Testata:
ZOO BIOLOGY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 19, anno: 2000,
pagine: 41 - 51
SICI:
0733-3188(2000)19:1<41:SAIGRT>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BEHAVIORAL-RESPONSES; REUNION; MONKEYS;
Keywords:
psychological well-being; behavioral measurements of stress; stereotypies; social separation; behavioral management;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
36
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Tarou, LR TECHlab, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 USATECHlab 800 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta GA USA 30315 a, GA 30315 USA
Citazione:
L.R. Tarou et al., "Social attachment in giraffe: Response to social separation", ZOO BIOL, 19(1), 2000, pp. 41-51

Abstract

Attachment relationships between animals are often studied by separating apair of individuals and recording their subsequent behavior. Studies of non-human primates have shown that separation results in changes that are indicative of both psychological and physiological stress. Similar results have been found in several non-primate species with differing social structures. This study examined the behavior of two female giraffe at Zoo Atlanta after the removal of the resident male. Data were collected on the giraffe before and after separation, using an instantaneous scan sampling technique to record levels of activity, social behaviors, solitary behaviors, proximity, and habitat utilization. After the removal of the resident male, both giraffe exhibited increased levels of activity, stereotypical behavior, contact behavior (particularly neck-rubbing), and decreased habitat utilization. These results are similar to those found in earlier primate separation studies, supporting the hypothesis that complex social structure is not necessary for the formation of social attachments. Because social separation is often accompanied by behavioral and physiological indications of stress, an understanding of the variables involved in a species' response to separation is vital to the promotion of the psychological and physical well-being ofcaptive animals. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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