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Social Husbandry
Mixed Species Enclosures (Different Taxa - Classes)

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.

Mixed Species Enclosures (Different Taxa - Classes)

Method Mixed Species Enclosures (Different Taxa - Classes).
Species Various, for example, Capybara and Red-breasted Goose.
Purpose Provide stimulation and interaction with different species, and interest and awareness for visitors.
Pro --
Con Risk of intimidation or even predation. Animals with eggs or young offspring prone to disturbance or aggression.
Improvements Keeping animals from the same geographical area and ecological conditions together can have greater educational impact on public.
Comments Animals from different phyla (for example, birds and mammals, reptiles and mammals) can be expected to have different sensory capabilities and management requirements, and must be treated accordingly.
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 10
Value For Money N/A
Range of Users 10
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