Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Peter Moller

Second Advisor

David Powell

Academic Program Adviser

Diana Reiss


Animal personality has a significant impact on an animal’s physiology and welfare. Eight captive red pandas were observed to determine if personality can be assessed in this species using an ethological approach. Analysis revealed two behavioral dimensions: 1) Active/Exploratory and 2) Maintenance. Age differences were found in the Active/Exploratory dimension.



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