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Social Husbandry
Separation of Dominant Male

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.

Separation of Dominant Male

Method While females have young offspring, male is moved to a separate enclosure.
Species Scimitar-horned Oryx.
Purpose To prevent male mating with the females immediately after they have given birth, in order to prevent winter births, as these animals do not have a heated indoor area.
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Con Male may find separation from herd stressful, and could face aggressive challenges from maturing males upon re-entering herd. Need to have a spare enclosure for the male.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use Yearly.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 0
Value For Money N/A
Range of Users 1
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