Primary observations on rutting behavior of the captive red goral

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  • Yan Xie

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    1. School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
    • Mail Box 2003, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, 3663 Zhongshan Road North, Shanghai 200062, China
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Abstract

The rutting behavior of the red goral (Naemorhedus cranbrooki) was studied at the Breeding Center of Shanghai Zoo from September 16–November 21, 2004. Twenty-three qualitatively distinct behavior patterns was observed. Males showed a more extensive repertoire (18 patterns, 15 carried out only by males) than did females (10 patterns, 6 carried out only by females). Smelling and licking behavior was used most by males, whereas escape was used most by females. Zoo Biol 0:1–7, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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