Enrichment Methods used for Giraffa camelopardalis & Gazella dama mhorr at The East Midland Zoological Society: Twycross Zoo

Author(s)Paul Rose & Sarah Roffe
Year Published2013
Page Numbers19-24
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To provide a more stimulating captive environment and to illicit species-specific behaviours, a review of the enrichment techniques used for two browsing ruminants, the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the Mhorr gazelle (Gazella dama mhorr), held at Twycross Zoo was undertaken. It is well known that the majority of giraffe in captivity will develop some form of abnormal behaviour (EAZA, 2006) and hence enrichment protocols are vital in keeping animals occupied and stress-free.

Key Words: Giraffe, Mhorr gazelle, enrichment, captivity, ruminants, browse

Authors: Paul Rose & Sarah Roffe

Journal: RATEL

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