Plant selection for nest building by western lowland gorillas in Cameroon. Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
Autovaccination confers protection against Devriesea agamarum associated septicemia but not dermatitis in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
Distinct and Diverse: Range-Wide Phylogeography Reveals Ancient Lineages and High Genetic Variation in the Endangered Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
The okapi is an endangered, evolutionarily distinctive even-toed ungulate classified within the giraffidae family that is endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The okapi is currently under major anthropogenic threat, yet to date nothing is known about its genetic structure and evolutionary history, information important for conservation management given the species' current plight. The distribution of the okapi, being confined to the ...
Zoos have yet to unveil their full conservation potential Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
Testing the Effect of Medical Positive Reinforcement Training on Salivary Cortisol Levels in Bonobos and Orangutans Koninklijke Maatschappij voor Dierkunde van Antwerpen
The management of captive animals has been improved by the establishment of positive reinforcement training as a tool to facilitate interactions between caretakers and animals. In great apes, positive reinforcement training has also been used to train individuals to participate in simple medical procedures to monitor physical health. One aim of positive reinforcement training is to establish a relaxed atmosphere for situations that, without ...