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Stimulating maternal behaviour in the Lowland gorilla at Apeldoorn

Stimulating maternal behaviour in the Lowland gorilla at Apeldoorn Gorilla g. gorilla at Apeldoorn WIM MAGER Director, Apenheul Sanctuary for Gorillas and South American Monkeys, 7313 HK Apeldoorn, Netherlands It is now widely believed that the failure of captive Lowland gorillas Gorilla g. gorilla to mother their young can be traced to two main causes, i.e. lack of education and/or environmental factors. In the first case most wildcaught gorillas are brought into captivity too young to have had the opportunity of observing and copying experienced p Q in a natural social grouping (Schaller, 1963; Kirchshofer, 1970; Joines, 1977). Secondly, captive p p may abandon their infants through stress or boredom caused by lack of companionship, incorrect feeding disciplines, or uninteresting cage surroundings (Nadler, 1975b). In 1976 a new gorilla exhibit was opened in Apeldoorn under the name of ‘Apenheul’, which may be translated as ‘Ape-hide-out’. By providing our p p with suitable living conditions and with the help of teaching during pregnancy, we hoped to overcome these problems. E N \’I R O N M E N T--A N E W E X €1I BI T T h e new accommodation was planned on the basis that it should be suitable for a group of gorillas. T http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Stimulating maternal behaviour in the Lowland gorilla at Apeldoorn

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 21 (1) – Jan 1, 1981

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Copyright © 1981 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0074-9664
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1748-1090
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10.1111/j.1748-1090.1981.tb01967.x
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Gorilla g. gorilla at Apeldoorn WIM MAGER Director, Apenheul Sanctuary for Gorillas and South American Monkeys, 7313 HK Apeldoorn, Netherlands It is now widely believed that the failure of captive Lowland gorillas Gorilla g. gorilla to mother their young can be traced to two main causes, i.e. lack of education and/or environmental factors. In the first case most wildcaught gorillas are brought into captivity too young to have had the opportunity of observing and copying experienced p Q in a natural social grouping (Schaller, 1963; Kirchshofer, 1970; Joines, 1977). Secondly, captive p p may abandon their infants through stress or boredom caused by lack of companionship, incorrect feeding disciplines, or uninteresting cage surroundings (Nadler, 1975b). In 1976 a new gorilla exhibit was opened in Apeldoorn under the name of ‘Apenheul’, which may be translated as ‘Ape-hide-out’. By providing our p p with suitable living conditions and with the help of teaching during pregnancy, we hoped to overcome these problems. E N \’I R O N M E N T--A N E W E X €1I BI T T h e new accommodation was planned on the basis that it should be suitable for a group of gorillas. T

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1981

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