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