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Housing, Care and Psychological Well-Being of Captive and Laboratory Primates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815512011

Housing, Care and Psychological Well-Being of Captive and Laboratory Primates

1st Edition

Author: Evalyn F. Segal
Editor: Evalyn F. Segal
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815512011
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1989
Page Count: 576
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Table of Contents

Mental Well-Being in Anthropoids
What Is Psychological Well-Being? Can We Know If Primates Have It?
Resolving Issues of Psychological Well-Being and Management of Laboratory Nonhuman Primates
Maintenance of Primates in Captivity for Research: The Need for Naturalistic Environments
Psychological Well-Being of Nocturnal Primates in Captivity
Psychological Well-Being of Captive Primates: General Considerations and Examples from Callitrichids
The Problem of Foraging in Captive Callitrichid Primates: Behavioral Time Budgets and Foraging Skills
Free-Environment Rooms as Alternative Housing for Squirrel Monkeys
A Closed Colony for Squirrel Monkeys for Laboratory Studies
A Room with a View for Captive Primates: Issues, Goals, Related Research and Strategies
Enriching the Lives of Captive Primates: Issues and Problems
Examining Environmental Enrichment
Primate Research Models and Environmental Enrichment
Long Term Animal Studies
Solution to Psychological Enhancement of the Environment for Nonhuman Primates
Environmental Enrichment for Monkeys Used in Behavioral Toxicology Studies
How Not to Enlarge a Stable Group of Stump-Tailed Macaques
Influence of People on the Behavior of Display Primates
Langur Monkeys in Captivity
Beyond Chronic Catheterization in Laboratory Primates
An Inexpensive Climate-Controlled Enclosure for Gibbons Utilizing Appropriate Technology
Feeding Enrichment for Captive Great Apes
On the Care of Captive Chimpanzees: Methods of Enrichment
Signs of Enrichment: Toward the Psychological Well-Being of Chimpanzees
Environmental Influences on Reproduction and Maternal Behavior in Captive Gorillas: Results of a Survey
The Psychological Well-Being of Captive Gorillas


A detailed study, with recommendations, on the housing, care and psychological well-being of captive and laboratory primates by 50 recognized contributors.


Animal scientists, veterinarians, agricultural and zoological managers and handlers, animal behaviorists.


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31st December 1989
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"This book has been very helpful to me, as I try to develop enrichment programs for some zoo primates. It has many good ideas in it to keep primates active, and it tends to base these captive activities on behaviors that the animals would perform in the w

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About the Author

Evalyn F. Segal

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University

About the Editor

Evalyn F. Segal

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University