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Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) Behavior Time Budget Under Artificial Breeding Environment
Author of the article:WU Wei1, WANG Xiao-ming1, HE Li-jun1, ZHANG Ke-jia1, XU Jian-zhong2, SHEN Zhi-guo2
Author's Workplace:(1. East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062; 2. Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo)
Key Words:Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus); behavior; time budget
Abstract:From March to May 2000, the Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) behavior time budget of a random sampling was studied in Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo. The results of 211 hours observation under artificial breeding environment showed that the major behaviors of squirrel monkey were travelling (13.55%), climbing (16.15%), feeding (24.46%), resting (33.21%) and playing (8.18%). Approaching behavior also presented 4.46% during the oestrus season. The activity in a day lasted about 860 minutes and the peak appeared at morning (76.61%76.79%) and dusk (75.87%83.59%) (P=0.00006).
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