A comparison of tool-use based enrichments for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus xanthosternos)
Last changed: 21 May 2021
Marie Ebbestad, Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor´s programme
Two tool-use based enrichment devices of varying difficulty were created for capuchins (Sapajus xanthosternos) at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The devices required using sticks as tools to get access to feed in tubes. The purpose was to investigate whether one variant was preferred over the other, and if the enrichment helped promote welfare and expression of natural behaviours for the capuchins.
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