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The establishment of the paddocks for keeping elephants in the Circus



The establishment of the paddocks for keeping elephants in the Circus



Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift 101(2): 50-52



The guidelines for keeping, training and using animals in circuses and similar institutions, which are made in connection with the law for prevention of cruelty to animals, claim to keep elephants daily 1 hour unshackled in a group in a paddock. The effect of the paddock on social, play behaviour, and the stereotypic movements of circus elephants is discussed. Parameters for housing and managing captured elephants are based on observations of their normal behaviour in nature.

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