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Social Husbandry
Enclosure Movement

The methods outlined in this section relate to the means of controlling breeding, and providing interaction and social stimulation, including the use of group housing, both of the same species and of different species together, and movements of individuals or groups into different environments.

Enclosure Movement

Method Males are moved into the breeding enclosure two weeks before the females are transferred.
Species Rock-hopper and Macaroni Penguins.
Purpose Stimulate breeding by following seasonal movement as it would occur in the wild.
Pro Enhanced breeding success can follow this set-up.
Con --
Improvements --
Comments In the wild, the males arrive at the breeding colony before the females, and set up territories and build nests. In captivity, the arrival of the females some time after the males is intended to follow this pattern, and stimulate breeding.
Frequency of Use Yearly.
Ratings Usefulness 8
Convenience 8
Value For Money 8
Range of Users 10
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