Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare

Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare

by Geoff Hosey, Vicky Melfi, Sheila Pankhurst
     
 


The keeping of zoo animals has become a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key problems zoos face in trying to feed, breed and keep healthy the animals in their care? How do they play their part in conserving biodiversity?

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The keeping of zoo animals has become a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key problems zoos face in trying to feed, breed and keep healthy the animals in their care? How do they play their part in conserving biodiversity?

Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of zoo animals, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible.

Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199233069
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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