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Sensory Stimulation
Predator Calls

The methods outlined in this section relate to stimulation by means of sensory inputs, including the use of sounds, smells, temperature differences and movement.

Predator Calls

Method As with species-specific territorial calls.
Species Most predated species.
Purpose Stimulate anti-predator responses and group cohesion.
Pro --
Con May be stressful if recognised as a predator signal.
Improvements --
Comments Some captive-born animals may not recognise signals, requiring prior experience, while other species have instinctive reactions to predator activity. Should not be used frequently, in order to prevent habituation.
Frequency of Use Occasional - less than Once per Month.
Ratings Usefulness 5
Convenience 6
Value For Money 5
Range of Users 5
Contributed By Primate Section

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