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Overview

Wild Mammals in Captivity, the first modern handbook of its kind, focuses on new approaches to the management of wild mammals in captivity. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from field and captive studies of animal behavior, advances in captive breeding, research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition, and new thinking in animal management and welfare. Featuring contributions from dozens of internationally renowned experts, this book is a professional reference of immense practical value, surveying every significant scientific, technical, and management issue. Organized into seven parts, the forty-eight chapters and five appendixes cover the basics of husbandry and nutrition; the design, planning, and management of exhibits in zoos and wildlife parks; behavior, reproduction, and breeding; genetics and population management; and research with captive mammals. This extraordinary book is an essential resource for administrators, keepers, veterinarians, and everyone else who works directly with mammals or is concerned generally with their management and conservation.
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Zoos have undergone a revolution in mission and are no longer primarily for the titillation of human visitors. The focus in this reference is on new approaches, incorporating current information from field and captive studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare. Organized into seven parts, 48 contributed chapters and five appendixes cover the basics of husbandry and nutrition; the design, planning, and management of exhibits in zoos and wildlife parks; behavior, reproduction, and breeding; genetics and population management; and research with captive mammals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226440033
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 639
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Devra G. Kleiman (1942-2010) was principal of Zoo-Logic, LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland; senior scientist emeritus at Smithsonian National Zoological Park; and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
1 Ethical and Welfare Issues Associated with Keeping Wild Mammals in Captivity 5
2 Preventive Medicine 16
3 Methods of Capture, Handling, and Anesthesia 25
4 Neonatal Care Protocols 41
5 Identification and Marking Techniques 56
6 Introduction and Socialization Techniques for Primates 67
7 Introduction, Socialization, and Crate Training Techniques 78
8 Animal Learning and Husbandry Training 88
9 Zoo Security and Dealing with Escaped Animals 100
10 Nutrition and Dietary Evaluation in Zoos 109
11 Essential Nutrients in Mammalian Diets 117
12 The Feeding and Nutrition of Herbivores 129
13 The Feeding and Nutrition of Carnivores 139
14 The Feeding and Nutrition of Omnivores with Emphasis on Primates 148
15 The BioPark Concept and the Exhibition of Mammals 161
16 What's the Message? Education through Exhibit Design 167
17 Horticultural Philosophies in Zoo Exhibit Design 175
18 Integrating Animal Behavior and Exhibit Design 180
19 The Design and Use of Moats and Barriers 191
20 Mixed-Species Exhibits with Mammals 204
21 Enclosure Furnishings and Structural Environmental Enrichment 212
22 Structural and Keeper Considerations in Exhibit Design 223
23 Water Quality Management in Aquatic Mammal Exhibits 231
24 Species, Subspecies, and Races: The Problem of Units of Management in Conservation 247
25 Genetic Research and Its Application in Zoos 255
26 Demographic and Genetic Management of Captive Populations 263
27 Dispersal and Captive Mammal Management 284
28 Issues of Surplus Animals 290
29 Reintroduction Programs 297
30 The Role of Conservation and Survival Centers in Wildlife Conservation 306
31 Effects of Captivity on the Behavior of Wild Mammals 317
32 Communication and Social Behavior 334
33 Mammalian Social Organization and Mating Systems 344
34 Behavioral Development and Play 352
35 Aspects of the Ecology and Psychology of Feeding and Foraging 372
36 Mammalian Reproductive Behavior 379
37 Reproductive Physiology 390
38 Determining and Manipulating Female Reproductive Parameters 418
39 Male Reproduction: Assessment, Management, and Control of Fertility 429
40 Contraception as a Management Tool for Controlling Surplus Animals 451
41 Pregnancy and Parturition in Captive Mammals 468
42 Parental Care in Captive Mammals 497
43 Patterns of Growth in Mammals 513
44 Current Research Activities in Zoos 531
45 The Need for Multidisciplinary Research Units in the Zoo 537
46 Data Collection in the Zoo Setting, Emphasizing Behavior 545
47 Standard Methods for Measuring Mammals 566
48 Disposal versus Disposition: The Role of a Comparative Anatomist in a Zoological Park 571
Appendix 1: Mammalian Phylogeny 579
Appendix 2: Annotated Bibliography and Journals of Captive Management 584
Appendix 3: Summary of United States Wildlife Regulations Applicable to Zoos 593
Appendix 4: Records, Studbooks, and ISIS Inventories 600
Appendix 5: Inter-Zoo Breeding Loans 604
List of Contributors 609
Author Index 613
Subject Index 628
Taxonomic Index 634
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