Queen Mary University of London

  For several years Buttercups have been working closely with Queen Mary University of London, who have been studying different aspects of goat behaviour, including intelligance, emotions, memory, vocalisation and dofferences in personalities.  They already have several published articles which result directly from data collected from the sanctuary.

Briefer EF, Oxley J, McElligott AG (2015) Autonomic nervous system reactivity in a free-ranging mammal: effects of dominance rank and personality. Animal Behaviour 110, 121-132

Web link:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000334721500353X

Briefer EF, Tettamanti F, McElligott AG (2015) Emotions in goats: mapping physiological, behavioural and vocal profiles. Animal Behaviour 99, 131-143.

Web link:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347214004126

Briefer EF, Haque S, Baciadonna L, McElligott AG (2014) Goats excel at learning and remembering a highly novel cognitive task. Frontiers in Zoology 11, 20.

Web link:  http://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1742-9994-11-20

Baciadonna L, McElligott AG, Briefer EF (2013) Goats favour personal over social information in an experimental foraging task. PEERJ 1: e172

Web link:  https://peerj.com/articles/172/

Briefer EF, McElligott AG (2013) Rescued goats at a sanctuary display positive mood after former neglect. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145, 45-55.

Web link:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159113000890

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, Wierton Road, Boughton Monchlesea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4JW

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