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|Title: ||A Comparative Study of the Daily Activity Patterns of Dog Faced Baboon (Papio anubis) in Captivity at the Kano University Zoo and Kano Zoological Garden|
|Authors: ||Yahaya, Mohammed Musa|
Dutse, Isah Suleiman
Oshibanjo, D. O.
Daya, Dan`azumi Danboyi
Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
|Issue Date: ||2019|
|Publisher: ||Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.4;Iss.1; Pp 1-6|
|Abstract: ||Aim: This study seeks to observed the daily activity patterns of dog faced baboon (Papio anubis) in
Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil Zoo and Kano Zoological Garden.
Materials and Methods: The study was carried out daily between 6:00am to 6:00pm from
December 2016 to January 2017. Digital camera was also attached to cages at the two sites. The
observation in the activity patterns were recorded on recording sheet, observation is done three
times a week at 20 minutes intervals.
Results: The findings on activity pattern of dog faced baboon (Papio anubis) in captivity shows that
the day time activities decrease from morning to evening. Resting activities was 47.5%, movement and feeding were carried out in the morning, followed by afternoon and evening with 33.3% and
19.1% activities respectively. The results from the Kano Zoological Garden, indicated that 42.7%
of the activities perform by dog faced baboon in captivity are resting, this is followed by movement
which accounted for 34.9% of the activities, while feeding activities account for the least with
22.4%. Similarly, about 43.2% of the recorded activities carried out by dog faced baboon in Kano
University of Science and Technology Wudil, Zoo was resting, followed by movement which
constituted 34.8% of the activities and feeding activity which accounted for 22%.
Conclusion: Due to the fact that majority of the baboons activities usually take place between
morning and afternoon, it is recommended that visitors interested in baboons should plan their
visitation to the Zoo pen during that time. It is also recommended that feeding and harassing of
animals by the visitors should be discouraged in order to ensure consistency in their behaviour.|
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