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Table 1 Ethogram of recorded behaviours, including descriptions, for both Alpine ibex and pygmy goats, including the total time, mean time and standard deviation (SD) in seconds observed for each species. Locomotion behaviours were subdivided depending on the slope of terrain. Alpine ibex were not recorded browsing as all their food available was on the floor e.g. grass, hay or pellets. Pygmy goats were not observed climbing due to the lack of a climbing aspect in their enclosures

From: Limitations of using surrogates for behaviour classification of accelerometer data: refining methods using random forest models in Caprids

Behaviour Description Alpine ibex Pygmy goat
Total time (s) Mean time (s) SD (s) Total time (s) Mean time (s) SD (s)
Standing Stationary in an upright position 8714.1 1452.4 788.9 8665.3 962.8 315.9
Resting Stationary in a laying down position 6165.9 1027.6 648.9 7863.6 982.9 1015.3
Eating Grazing or consuming food from the floor 8104.7 1350.8 640.7 13,295.9 1477.3 756.4
Browsing Consuming food and reaching on hind legs 1953.5 217.2 412.3
Aggression Aggression to or from another individual 590.7 98.5 91.1 296.9 33.0 19.9
Grooming Scratching own body or against another object 242.7 40.4 43.4 428.5 53.6 61.9
Shaking Moving body vigorously to shake 164.0 27.3 16.4 57.8 6.4 5.3
Walking (Flat, Uphill, Downhill) Locomotion in a slow four beat gait 6027.7 (4704.2, 668.4, 655.2) 1004.6 (784.0, 111.4, 109.2) 118.3 (126.9, 49.5, 48.9) 5952.8 (4544.3, 649.0, 759.6) 661.4 (504.9, 81.1, 94.9) 216.1 (158.5, 41.2, 57.0)
Trotting (Flat, Uphill, Downhill) Locomotion in a two beat gait 327.1 (264.9, 20.7, 41.4) 54.5 (44.2, 6.9, 13.8) 41.5 (28.9, 8.0, 10.6) 530.1 (433.9, 28.2, 68.1) 58.9 (54.2, 7.0, 13.6) 45.0 (32.2, 3.8, 15.5)
Running (Flat, Uphill, Downhill) Locomotion in a canter or gallop gait 332.9 (259.2, 34.0, 39.7) 55.5 (43.2, 6.8, 13.2) 41.1 (38.1, 38.1, 10.7) 254.8 (240.9, 9.2, 4.7) 28.3 (26.8, 3.1, 2.4) 16.8 (14.8, 1.5, 1.5)
Climbing (Uphill, Downhill) Travelling on a steep slope with obstacles and steps including jumping up or down steps. 338.4 (160.0, 178.4) 28.2 (26.7, 29.7) 22.55 (21.0, 24.1)