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Aggressive behavior in reintroduced Feline species

Wijnants, L. (2011) Aggressive behavior in reintroduced Feline species. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

In this thesis it is investigated whether there is evidence of changing levels of aggression within felid species caused by reintroduction and translocation projects. Breeding centers and reintroduction projects aim to create an environment for the felid which is similar to their natural habitat. But as selection pressure is different in captivity which favors the less aggressive felids, the risk of changes in aggression level is high. Though, only little research has been done to examine aggression levels in felids, there seems to be evidence of an increased risk for changes in aggression levels in captive bred felids. This can be caused when the aggressiveness determines the ability to adapt to a captive situation and thereby determines the reproductive success. Both captive-born and Wild-caught felids can develop a higher aggression level due to the stress during transportation which can result in stress.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9596

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