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Posted by: Mare86 Mar 19 2014, 04:53 PM
Hi all. I'm new here, but loving this site so far. I'm a student of animal behavior at CUNY Hunter in the U.S. and am working on research of two juvenile white captive rhinos in the Bronx Zoo, that were bred in captivity at the Wilds in Ohio. They are half brothers. They play fight and seem very close from all my observations and video footage, though I'm wondering if anyone knows of any research done before on social relationships with territory marking in captivity vs willingness to play between juveline males - and how it relates to wild white rhinos. Or anything along this vein of thought. I'm trying to compare and come up with a solid hypothesis, though my research searches so far show very little done in this area.

Thanks in advance!