Final Thesis, International Master Programme Applied Biology 2008, Linköpings university
By: Claes Anderson
Supervisors: Dr A. Sha. Arun & Professor Per Jensen
Bears in captivity are prone to develop stereotypic behaviours. While wild bears spend a considerable amount of time foraging every day, bears in captivity use limited time for feeding. This has been considered a causation of stereotypic behaviours. In the present study, we showed that cheap environmenatl enrichment presentations can reduce levels of stereotypies as effective as expensive presentations.
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