Week 6: Some Promising Results
ow that I have been observing the lemurs in their new exhibit for several weeks, I can give a bit of insight into some patterns I have noticed in the lemurs’ behavior. Going into this project, I expected Meva to be by far the least active and make the least use of the furniture in her exhibit as she was the oldest and actively avoided climbing when possible. While it did remain true that Meva would spend the majority of her time on the ground, Razoky was in fact the least active by a huge margin. This was very surprising as he would climb the most and would spend a ton of time in the trees. Despite a seemingly dynamic lifestyle, Razoky was nowhere near as active as the others.
Following the updates to the exhibit, his behavior completely changed. While all three lemurs have shown improvement in their activity levels, Razoky has jumped drastically joining Ally as the most active by a large margin. As I am still collecting data, these results might shift because it could just be a statistical anomaly, but so far it looks promising.