Is Wounding Aggression in Zoo-housed Chimpanzees and Ring-tailed Lemurs related to Zoo Visitor Numbers?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/607267
Title:
Is Wounding Aggression in Zoo-housed Chimpanzees and Ring-tailed Lemurs related to Zoo Visitor Numbers?
Authors:
Hosey, Geoff; Melfi, Vicky; Formella, Isabel; Ward, Samantha J.; Tokarski, Marina; Brunger, Dave; Brice, Sara; Hill, Sonya P.
Abstract:
Chimpanzees in laboratory colonies experience more wounds on week days than on weekends, which has been attributed to the increased number of people present during the week; thus the presence of more people was interpreted as stressful. If this were also true for primates in zoos, where high human presence is a regular feature, this would clearly be of concern. Here we examine wounding rates in two primate species (chimpanzees Pan troglodytes and ring-tailed lemurs Lemur catta) at three different zoos, to determine whether they correlate with mean number of visitors to the zoo. Wounding data were obtained from zoo electronic record keeping system (ZIMS™). The pattern of wounds did not correlate with mean gate numbers for those days for either species in any group. We conclude that there is no evidence that high visitor numbers result in increased woundings in these two species when housed in zoos.
Affiliation:
University of Bolton; Taronga Zoo; South Lakes Wild Animal Park; Nottingham Trent University; Chester Zoo; University of Chester
Citation:
Hosey, G., Melfi, V., Formella, I., Ward, S. J., Tokarski, M., Brunger, D., Brice, S. & Hill, S. P. (2016), Is wounding aggression in zoo-housed chimpanzees and ring-tailed lemurs related to zoo visitor numbers? Zoo Biology. doi:10.1002/zoo.21277
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Zoo Biology
Publication Date:
29-Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/607267
DOI:
10.1002/zoo.21277
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26928968; http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/27086/; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/zoo.21277/abstract; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/zoo.21277/epdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1098-2361
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorHosey, Geoffen
dc.contributor.authorMelfi, Vickyen
dc.contributor.authorFormella, Isabelen
dc.contributor.authorWard, Samantha J.en
dc.contributor.authorTokarski, Marinaen
dc.contributor.authorBrunger, Daveen
dc.contributor.authorBrice, Saraen
dc.contributor.authorHill, Sonya P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-28T13:55:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-28T13:55:43Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.citationHosey, G., Melfi, V., Formella, I., Ward, S. J., Tokarski, M., Brunger, D., Brice, S. & Hill, S. P. (2016), Is wounding aggression in zoo-housed chimpanzees and ring-tailed lemurs related to zoo visitor numbers? Zoo Biology. doi:10.1002/zoo.21277en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/zoo.21277en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/607267en
dc.description.abstractChimpanzees in laboratory colonies experience more wounds on week days than on weekends, which has been attributed to the increased number of people present during the week; thus the presence of more people was interpreted as stressful. If this were also true for primates in zoos, where high human presence is a regular feature, this would clearly be of concern. Here we examine wounding rates in two primate species (chimpanzees Pan troglodytes and ring-tailed lemurs Lemur catta) at three different zoos, to determine whether they correlate with mean number of visitors to the zoo. Wounding data were obtained from zoo electronic record keeping system (ZIMS™). The pattern of wounds did not correlate with mean gate numbers for those days for either species in any group. We conclude that there is no evidence that high visitor numbers result in increased woundings in these two species when housed in zoos.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26928968en
dc.relation.urlhttp://irep.ntu.ac.uk/27086/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/zoo.21277/abstracten
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/zoo.21277/epdfen
dc.rightsAn error occurred on the license name.*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectAggressionen
dc.subjectCaptivityen
dc.subjectVisitor effecten
dc.subjectAnimal welfareen
dc.titleIs Wounding Aggression in Zoo-housed Chimpanzees and Ring-tailed Lemurs related to Zoo Visitor Numbers?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1098-2361en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bolton; Taronga Zoo; South Lakes Wild Animal Park; Nottingham Trent University; Chester Zoo; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalZoo Biologyen
dc.date.accepted2016-02-12en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderunfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-03-01en
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