Adelaide Zoo: Siamangs, Baboons, Orang-U

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In this practical the aim was to go to the Adelaide Zoo and investigate whether a smaller sized enclosure results in less active animal behaviour. The hypothesis is that if animals have a smaller sized enclosure it results in less active animal behaviour. The group of animals chosen to study was primates and the particular species are; Siamangs, Baboons, Orang-utans and Gibbons. These animals were chosen because they all have different enclosure sizes so their behaviour can be recorded and then compared. The practical involved a particular primate being observed and their behaviour being recorded every minute, for fifteen minutes. Then the next animal was observed and the process was repeated for all four primates, twice. The independent variables
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