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An assessment of behavioural and physiological responses and gastrointestinal health to potential captivity-induced stressors in captive-born cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

posted on 2023-11-07, 09:24 authored by Kelsey BrownKelsey Brown

These datasets consist of behavioural, faecal glucocorticoid metabolite, faecal consistency score, and implantable data logger-derived body temperature, heart rate, and locomotor activity data. This is to assess cheetahs' resilience to the captive setting. Potential captivity-induced stressors included responses to 1) reduced feeding days, 2) environmental enrichment, 3) animal-visitor interactions, and 4) predator proximity. Further, the response to the surgical implantation of data loggers was assessed.


The Doctoral Research Bursary of the University of Pretoria (UP), Grant Number: SFH170622243855

The National Research Foundation (NRF), Grant Number: MND200714543782

The Kevin Richardson Foundation



Paraclinical Sciences

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