publication . Bachelor thesis . 2014

Miljöberikning för domesticerade lamadjur i en djurpark : En studie om lama (Lama glama) och alpacka (Vicugna pacos) och deras beteenden

Pörhölä, Sofia;
Open Access Swedish
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to enrich the environment for llama (Lama glama) and alpaca (Vicugna pacos) in a zoo. The zoo is located in northern Sweden (Umeå, Mickelträsk). The llama herd consists of three individuals of breed qara, two males and one female and the alpaca herd consists of six individuals of breed huacaya, one male, four females and one foal. The species lived in separate enclosures, they lived outside all year round and they had a shelter for wind and rain protection. They feed on pasture and were fed hay and pellet concentrate. A behavioral-study was carried out in April 2014, a five-day study where each of the species were observed 3 h a day...
Subjects
free text keywords: Lama glama; Vicugna pacos; camelids; camelids behavior; environmental enrichment
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