The role of male Sumatran slow loris Nycticebus coucang (Boddaert, 1785) in family at Yayasan Inisiasi Alam Rehabilitasi Indonesia (YIARI), Bogor, West Java

L. Sjahfirdi, S. Afifah, N. P. Priambada

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Abstract

Research has been conducted to identify the role of captive male sumatran slow loris Nycticebus coucang (Boddaert 1785) in family at Yayasan Inisiasi Alam Rehabilitasi Indonesia (YIARI) Rehabilitation Center, Bogor, West Java. The subjects were two male sumatran slow lorises living in shared cages with females and their infant. Focal animal sampling and ad libitum methods were used to observe interactions between male and female and their infant. The study took approximately 6 hours per day with 15 minutes non-stop interval in 24 days during October-November 2019. The total duration of the observation was equal to 8,628 minutes. Subjects spent 26.21 % of their time involved in social interactions with female and their infant. Interactions performed between subjects and female N. coucang occurred as much as 13.18 % with the most performed interactions being proximity, social grooming, and approach respectively. Interactions between subjects and their infant occurred as much as 13.03 % of total duration with the most performed interactions included social grooming, proximity, and social playing respectively. Social interactions performed by subjects were higher compared to their counterparts in the wild. Captive male N. coucang in YIARI played role as female's social and sexual partner and in social development of their infant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012037
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1725
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2021
Event2nd Basic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2018, BASIC 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Aug 20184 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Male N. coucang
  • Rehabilitation
  • Role
  • Social interaction

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