Why does natural home range size predict captive Carnivora welfare?

dc.contributor.advisorMason, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorBandeli, Miranda
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-08T14:34:08Z
dc.date.available2018-05-08T14:34:08Z
dc.date.copyrightMay-18
dc.date.created2018-04-27
dc.date.issued2018-05-08
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Animal Biosciencesen_US
dc.degree.departmentCampbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfareen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeAnimal and Poultry Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractNatural ranging behaviours were investigated as risk factors for stereotypic behaviour (SB) and infant mortality (CIM) in captive Carnivora. Data collected via literature searches were added into previously created databases. Species-typical median home range size predicted stereotypic route-tracing, but not total SB or CIM. I then assessed whether any correlates of range size proved better predictors of route-tracing. No correlates statistically eliminated the effect of range size, but two greatly increased the R2 when combined with range size: wide-ranging species that are also not predated and travel a small proportion of their annual distance daily spent the most time route-tracing. Additionally, ranging flexibility proved important: species with large home ranges that also have little variability in their range sizes spent the most time route-tracing. However, since the effect of home range size on route-tracing was not explained by any correlate tested, home range size may be intrinsically important.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/13009
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectcaptivityen_US
dc.subjectCarnivoraen_US
dc.subjectPGLSen_US
dc.subjectroute-tracingen_US
dc.subjectpacingen_US
dc.titleWhy does natural home range size predict captive Carnivora welfare?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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