Using longitudinal data to evaluate the behavioural impact of a switch to carcass feeding on an Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) (Finch et al., 2020)
What is the long-term behavioural impact of carcass feeding on zoo-housed Asiatic lions? A lioness at Chester Zoo showed the following behavioural changes 12 months after the diet change: ✔Reduction in pacing; ✔Increase in resting behaviour; ✔Increase in feeding-related behaviours, shortly after & 12 months after the diet change.
A persistent abnormal repetitive behaviour in a false water cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) (Michaels et al., 2020)
Fresh new paper looked into stereotypic behaviour in captive false water cobras: ✔Observed fixed pattern of movement against viewing window identified as potential stereotypy; ✔Snake spent some time in this repetitive behaviour, which was also reported by another zoo; ✔The enrichment used did not reduce the behaviour's frequency or changed the snakes' use of the enclosure.