Would the results differ for captive versus animal populations?

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Ethnogram of a Brown Bear at Brooks Falls

a) Would the results differ for captive versus animal populations?
Yes, the result of the captive animal will differ in many ways. First, now that the animal is aware of the captive, it will not be turning from side to side to check for any security threat to it. In addition to that, the captive animal will be aware that it is being watched hence the frequency of submerging itself will decrease due to instilled fear and anxiety.
b) Would the results differ depending on the time of day and/or weather conditions of the observation?
Yes, the duration of stay in the water will probably reduce in winter due to cold water and ice. The bathing behavior will also undergo a drastic decline in winter and a drastic increase in summer. These behavior changes will be as a result of changes in weather.

c) Is this a legitimate representation of the animal’s behavior and why (outside research needed)?
Yes, brown bears like being alone except when they are mating. The observed brown bear was alone swimming in the waterfall (Bioexpedition 3). The brown bear also is very curious about the surrounding environment (Bioexpedition 3). This is the reason why the brown bears were turning right and left to assess the surrounding environment from any security threat so that it can hide inside water in case there is any threat.

Work Cited
Bioexpedition, Brown bear Facts and Information.” Bioexpedition, 2 May 2012,pp.1-3 Web. http://www.bioexpedition.com