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Susan Cheyne - Behavioural Observation
Watching primates in captivity can often be the first opportunity for primate biologists to see their study species at close quarters and can aid in data collection in the field. For example, it provides a chance to familiarise yourself with a suite of species-typical behaviours. Observing animals is also a powerful tool for captive management, as allows for monitoring welfare, responses to changes in husbandry, dietary intake, reproduction and health. An introductory session to behavioural data collection will be provided during week 3, followed by a practical sessions at the Cotswold Wildlife Park during week 4.