Published at Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 - 16:11:43 PM. . By Karyn Bates.
Porcupines belong to the rodent specie and are of varied types. The quills of the porcupine are used in self defense as they detach easily and remain fixed on the attacker. They are generally terrestrials but some also reside on trees. Hybrid varieties named as Zorse is the result of cross breeding between a horse mare and a male zebra. The genetic base remains equine but the physical characteristics tend to involve the two animals.
Animal trainers can use certain massage techniques as reinforcement for performed behaviors when food rewards are not safe or effective. Massage can improve nerve function and brain function as well, making training easier. Enrichment involves providing activities to captive animals that stimulate them physically and psychologically and improve their quality of life. Studies indicate that enrichment programs in zoological parks may contribute to the longevity of individual animals and may reduce safety concerns with animals that may become aggressive due to stress or boredom. Massage can be a valuable tool in enrichment programs for many species.
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