June 18, 2013

Personality Test Finds Some Mouse Lemurs Shy, Others Bold

Temperament testing could be a boon to captive breeding

Anyone who has ever owned a pet will tell you that it has a unique personality.

Yet only in the last 10 years has the study of animal personality started to gain ground with behavioral ecologists, said Jennifer Verdolin of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, in Durham, NC.