ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 24-33.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150573

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Personality assessment and sex differences of captive South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis)

KONG Xuanmin1,2, ZHANG Xueli1,2, CHEN Siming1,2, ZHANG Peng1,3, DONG Guixin1,3   

  1. 1 Guangdong Chimelong Group Co., Ltd., Guangzhou 511430, China;
    2 Guangzhou Chimelong Safari Park, Guangzhou 511430, China;
    3 South China Rare Wildlife Species Conservation Center, Zhuhai 519031, China
  • Received:2021-06-16 Revised:2021-08-27 Online:2022-01-30 Published:2022-01-13


孔璇敏1,2, 张学礼1,2, 陈思明1,2, 张鹏1,3, 董贵信1,3   

  1. 1 广东长隆集团有限公司, 广州 511430;
    2 广州长隆野生动物世界, 广州 511430;
    3 广东华南珍稀野生动物物种保护中心, 珠海 519031
  • 通讯作者: 张鹏,;董贵信,
  • 作者简介:孔璇敏(1993-),女,硕士,主要从事野生动物行为学研究
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Abstract: Personality research plays an important role in the ecological adaptation and ex situ conservation of wildlife. Surprisingly, personality traits of South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis), the most endangered tiger subspecies, have not been explored. In this paper, we used the personality characteristics evaluation method to assess 6 captive South China tigers, The diversity of personality characteristics of South China tigers of different genders was compared. and the novel object test was used to further verify the results of the personality characteristics evaluation method. The result showed three dimensions of personality traits. trusting-friendly, aggressive-dominant, and curious-adaptation. we also found that males had a higher score in aggressive-dominant than females. This study provides some research data for the delicate breeding management of South China tigers and provides references for the conservation and reintroduction of South China tigers.

Key words: The South China tiger, Personality assessment, Sex, Novel object test

摘要: 个性研究在动物生态研究和迁地保护中发挥着重要作用。华南虎(Panthera tigris amoyensis)作为最濒危的虎亚种,目前仍然缺乏对其个性特征的研究探索。本文通过个性特征主观评价法对6只圈养华南虎进行个性评估,并对比不同性别的华南虎个性特征的差异,使用新异物体测验进一步验证个性特征主观评价法的结果。最终提取得到描述圈养华南虎的个性特征的3个维度:信任-友好、好斗-统治以及好奇-适应,并发现雄性华南虎的好斗-统治显著强于雌性华南虎。本研究为华南虎的精细化饲养管理提供研究资料,并为华南虎的保育及野化放归提供数据参考。

关键词: 华南虎, 个性评估, 性别, 新异物体测验

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