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Monitoring Female Reproductive Status in White-Handed Gibbons (Hylobates lar) Using Fecal Hormone Analysis and Patterns of Genital Skin Swellings

Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)


Fecal Sample Ovarian Cycle Captive Animal Captive Female Wild Female 
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We would like to thank Dr. U. Schürer and Dr. A. Sliwa (Wuppertal Zoo) for providing us the opportunity to collect samples and a special thanks to their supportive staff for helping and facilitating the collection. We are also grateful to Dr. P. Rahn and the animal keepers of Berlin Zoo for their kind collaboration and sample collection from one gibbon female. We especially thank Prof. Dr. R.D. Nadler for providing unpublished data and initial encouragement. For laboratory assistance, we thank J. Hagedorn and A. Heistermann. Research permits to work at Khao Yai National Park were kindly granted by the Royal Forest Department of Thailand (RFD) and the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT). C.B. thanks Prof. Dr. C. Boesch and the Max-Planck Society for the interest in and the support of this project, M. Arandjelovic for helpful comments and Dr. T. Deschner for valuable discussion and comments on the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PrimatologyMax-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Reproductive BiologyGerman Primate CenterGermany

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