International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 7, July 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Influence of Enclosure Conditions and Visitors on the Behavior of Captive Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus): Implications for Ex Situ Management and Conservation
      Kalai Arasi Arumugam, Lim Qi Luan, Wan Norhamidah Binti Wan Ibrahim, Marina Binti Mohd. Toh @ Mohd. Tah, Christina D. Buesching and Geetha Annavi
Abstract: The population of Malayan tapirs (Tapirus indicus) in the wild is experiencing a radical decline mainly due to habitat destruction throughout their regions. Therefore, as an initiative measure to sustain the population, ex-situ conservation was established. However, the ability of captive management to maintain and breed endangered species has been proved challenging. In this study, we investigated how the behavior of Malayan tapirs in captivity is affected by enclosure conditions; type (semi-natural versus zoo enclosures/artificial) and weather (temperature and humidity), and visitors.

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Kalai Arasi Arumugam, Lim Qi Luan, Wan Norhamidah Binti Wan Ibrahim, Marina Binti Mohd. Toh @ Mohd. Tah, Christina D. Buesching and Geetha Annavi (2018); Influence of Enclosure Conditions and Visitors on the Behavior of Captive Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus): Implications for Ex Situ Management and Conservation; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 8(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.7.2018.p7906
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