Journal article

Opportunity for female mate choice improves reproductive outcomes in the conservation breeding program of the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)

Christine M Hartnett, Marissa L Parrott, Raoul A Mulder, Graeme Coulson, Michael JL Magrath

Applied Animal Behaviour Science | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Hermon Slade Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank staff at Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, and Werribee Open Range Zoo - in particular Ben Gulli, Kwai Chang-Kum, Hayley Taranto, Yvette Pauligk, and Meagan McPharlin - for providing technical support and assistance during preference trials and animal pairings. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of staff at Serendip Sanctuary (Parks Victoria) and Mt. Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre, for facilitating the transfer of animals for this study, and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Team for their advice and continued efforts towards EBB conservation. This study was generously supported by a grant from the Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF 12/5).