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The "Cute" Zoo Animal Behaviors That Are Actually Signs Of Zoochosis

It's no secret that animals held in captivity in zoos and circuses can face severe physical ailments and injuries. But what about their emotional health? According to a new book, the consequences of captivity on animals' minds can be just as impactful -- and just as damaging.
It's no secret that animals held in captivity in zoos and circuses can face severe physical ailments and injuries. But what about their emotional health? According to a new book, the consequences of captivity on animals' minds can be just as impactful -- and just as damaging.

1. Pacing

2. Circling

3. Swaying back and forth

4. Bar biting

5. "Dancing"

6. Self-mutilation

7. Trunk swinging

8. Biting

9. Neck twisting

10. Neck twisting and pacing

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