ASP Primate Welfare Award (2016): Does proximity to the silverback increase allostatic load in zoo-housed western lowland gorilla females?
April 16, 2017
ASP Primate Welfare Award (2016): Allostatic Load For the Spring 2017 Hot Topics in Welfare feature, we explore the research of Ashley Edes, a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University. Ms. Edes was the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Primatologists’ Primate Welfare Award for her research examining allostatic load and social stress […]
Are all abnormal behaviors equally reliable indicators of negative welfare? For the Winter 2017 Hot Topics in Welfare feature, we provide an overview of a paper recently published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science: Reconsidering coprophagy as an indicator of negative welfare for captive chimpanzees by Lydia Hopper, Hani Freeman, and Stephen Ross of The Lester E. Fisher Center […]
Understanding temperament as a tool for improving welfare
October 25, 2016
For this quarter’s Animal Welfare feature, Melissa Truelove of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center interviews Dr. Kris Coleman of the Oregon National Primate Research Center about how understanding individual differences in temperament can inform management practices that improve the welfare of laboratory primates. Melissa: Cage side temperament testing is en vogue; it’s being used to select potential partners for […]