Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Joshua Plotnik
Dr. Rebecca Snyder
Academic Program Adviser
Dr. Diana Reiss
Asian elephants encounter and adapt to changing environments by problem-solving and innovating. In this study, we assessed behavioral measures, such as persistence and motivation, to determine potential predictors of problem-solving success. This is the first examination of problem-solving in elephants with a multi-solution puzzle box.
Puitiza, Amanda, "Exploring Behavioral Flexibility, Problem-Solving, and Innovation in Captive Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus)" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.
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