Carnivores: Feed individuals within a social group
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Feeding within a social group is natural for many species. For example, wolves have a strong social dynamic, and feeding behaviours reinforce social ranking. In captivity, animals may be housed individually either routinely (e.g. in some laboratory contexts) or temporarily (e.g. for medical treatment).