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Picture recognition of food by sloth bears (<I>Melursus ursinus</I>)

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dc.contributor.author Tabellario, Stacey en
dc.contributor.author Babitz, Mindy A. en
dc.contributor.author Bauer, Erika B. en
dc.contributor.author Brown-Palsgrove, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-08T03:01:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-08T03:01:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Tabellario, Stacey, Babitz, Mindy A., Bauer, Erika B., and Brown-Palsgrove, Michael. 2020. "Picture recognition of food by sloth bears (Melursus ursinus)." <em>Animal Cognition</em>. 23:227&ndash;231. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-019-01314-w">https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-019-01314-w</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1435-9448
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/99428
dc.description.abstract Pictures are often used in cognitive research to represent objects and many species have demonstrated the ability to recognize two-dimensional pictures as representations of their three-dimensional counterparts. However, for ursids picture recognition has been reported in only one study of a single 11-year-old female American black bear (Johnson-Ulrich et al. 2016). We tested the picture recognition abilities of an additional species, the sloth bear. After a food preference test by which the bears&#39; food options were ranked and categorized as high-, mid-, and low-preference items, we tested a sub-adult male and an adult female sloth bear by presenting two pictures of food in each testing trial-a high-preference food and a low-preference food. Both bears met the criterion by choosing the pictures of their preferred foods in at least 80% of the trials in three consecutive testing sessions. We then presented never-before-used pictures of high-preference versus low-preference food items and they again met our criterion. en
dc.relation.ispartof Animal Cognition en
dc.title Picture recognition of food by sloth bears (<I>Melursus ursinus</I>) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 153070
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10071-019-01314-w
rft.jtitle Animal Cognition
rft.volume 23
rft.spage 227
rft.epage 231
dc.description.SIUnit NZP en
dc.citation.spage 227
dc.citation.epage 231


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