3:45 CORTISOL RESPONSE TO RELOCATION STRESS IN GARNETT'S BUSHBABY (OTOLEMUR GARNETTII)
These results provide insights regarding early rearing practices of bushbabies and early behaviors of bushbaby infants.
A third bushbaby was placed about one foot underground within a wood-frame box with 1/4 inch wire mesh on the bottom.
To characterize the response to relocation stress in Garnett's bushbaby, we assessed cortisol levels in 10 female and 6 male bushbabies during relocation to a different facility.
2:10 ACTIVITY LEVEL AND IMMUNE SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS IN THE SMALL-EARED BUSHBABY
This study evaluated the relationship between naturally occurring activity levels (as a surrogate for moderate exercise) and immune system characteristics in a nonhuman primate model, the small-eared bushbaby.
Glucose clearance tests and direct measures of adiposity will be used in subsequent phases of this study to further evaluate the potential viability of the bushbaby as a model for diabetes.
10:30 EFFECTS OF AGE AND CONSPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS ON SCENT-MARKING BEHAVIOR IN THE BUSHBABY
The small-eared bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii) is a nocturnal prosimian primate.