2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-736x2013000600017 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Pesq. Vet. Bras. 33(6) Captive penguins are prone to pododermatitis (bumblefoot) lesions due to sedentary habits, changes in normal activity patterns, prolonged time on hard and abrasive surfaces, and less time swimming in the water. Environmental enrichment allows the use of creative and ingenious techniques that aim to keep the captive animals occupied by increasing the range and the diversity of behavioral opportunities always respecting the ethological needs of the species. The main goal of this work was t… Show more

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