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dc.contributor.authorRothwell, E. S.
dc.contributor.authorBercovitch, Fred B.
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Jeff R. M.
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Matthew J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-05T20:54:46Z
dc.date.available2021-03-05T20:54:46Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn0733-3188
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/zoo.20364
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/890
dc.description.abstractTwo central concerns for elephant husbandry and management are whether zoological enclosures are appropriately sized and the degree to which naturalistic exercise and activity are observed in such enclosures. In order to address these issues, accurate data on the daily walking distance of elephants both in situ and ex situ are necessary. We used an accelerometer, a pedometer that measures step count and activity level, to estimate walking distance in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park….
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1002/zoo.20364
dc.rights© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
dc.subjectFITNESS
dc.subjectAFRICAN ELEPHANTS
dc.subjectHUSBANDRY
dc.subjectRESEARCH
dc.subjectZOOS
dc.subjectENRICHMENT
dc.subjectSAFARI PARK
dc.subjectMANAGEMENT
dc.subjectTOOLS
dc.titleEstimating daily walking distance of captive African elephants using an accelerometer
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleZoo Biology
dc.source.volume30
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage579
dc.source.endpage591
html.description.abstractTwo central concerns for elephant husbandry and management are whether zoological enclosures are appropriately sized and the degree to which naturalistic exercise and activity are observed in such enclosures. In order to address these issues, accurate data on the daily walking distance of elephants both in situ and ex situ are necessary. We used an accelerometer, a pedometer that measures step count and activity level, to estimate walking distance in African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park….


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