Wild Mammals In Captivity: Principles And Techniques For Zoo Management, Second Edition

Paperback | December 10, 2012

EditorDevra G. Kleiman, Katerina V. Thompson, Charlotte Kirk Baer

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Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare.

            In this edition, more than three-quarters of the text is new, and information from more than seventy-five contributors is thoroughly updated. The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, Wild Mammals in Captivity will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions. 

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 Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current t...

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. Katerina V. Thompson is director of Undergraduate Research & Internship Programs in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences at the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.6 inPublished:December 10, 2012Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword   
George Rabb 


Preface   
Devra G. Kleiman

Acknowledgments

Part One
Ethics and Animal Welfare Standards


Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


1. Ethics of Keeping Mammals in Zoos and Aquariums   
Michael D. Kreger and Michael Hutchins


2. Challenges of Zoo Animal Welfare   
Ron Kagan and Jake Veasey


3. Setting Standards for Evaluation of Captive Facilities   
Joseph Barber, Denny Lewis, Govindasamy Agoramoorthy, and Miranda F. Stevenson


Part Two
Basic Mammal Management


Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


4. Physical Methods of Capture, Handling, and Restraint of Mammals
Joe Christman


5. A Framework for Introduction and Socialization Processes for Mammals   
David M. Powell


6. Principles of and Research on Environmental Enrichment for Mammals   
David Shepherdson


7. Impact of Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases on Mammal Management   
Dominic Travis and Robyn Barbiers


8. Safety Considerations in a Zoological Park   
Mark Rosenthal and William Xanten


Part Three
Nutrition


Introduction   
Charlotte Kirk Baer


9. Contemporary Topics in Wild Mammal Nutrition   
Charlotte Kirk Baer, Duane E. Ullrey, Michael L. Schlegel, Govindasamy Agoramoorthy, and David J. Baer


10. Quality Control Aspects of Feeding Wild Mammals in Captivity   
Barbara Henry, Michael Maslanka, and Kerri A. Slifka


Part Four
Exhibitry


Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


11. The History and Principles of Zoo Exhibition   
David Hancocks


12. Visitors, Conservation Learning, and the Design of Zoo and Aquarium Experiences   
Emily Routman, Jackie Ogden, and Keith Winsten


13. Managing Captive Mammals in Mixed-Species Communities   
Jake Veasey and Gabriele Hammer


14. Structural and Keeper Considerations in Exhibit Design   
Mark Rosenthal and William A. Xanten


15. How to Develop a Zoo-Based Environmental Enrichment Program: Incorporating Environmental Enrichment into Exhibits   
Cynthia Fernandes Cipreste, Cristiano Schetini De Azevedo, and Robert John Young


16. Special Considerations for the Maintenance of Marine Mammals in Captivity   
Brian Joseph and James Antrim


17. Zoological Horticulture   
Merle Moore and Don Peterkin


18. New and Sustainable Directions in Zoo Exhibit Design   
Jon Coe and Greg Dykstra


Part Five
Conservation and Research


Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


19. Demographic and Genetic Management of Captive Populations   
Jonathan D. Ballou, Caroline Lees, Lisa J. Faust, Sarah Long, Colleen Lynch, Laurie Bingaman Lackey, and Thomas J. Foose


20. Regional Collection Planning for Mammals   
Ruth Allard, Kevin Willis, Caroline Lees, Brandie Smith, and Bart Hiddinga


21. Management of “Surplus” Animals   
Scott Carter and Ron Kagan


22. The Role of Captive Populations in Reintroduction Programs   
Joanne M. Earnhardt


23. The Role of Zoos in Contributing to In Situ Conservation   
Alexandra Zimmermann


24. Research Trends in Zoos   
Terry L. Maple and Meredith J. Bashaw


Part Six
Behavior


Introduction   
Katerina V. Thompson


25. The Importance of Maintaining Natural Behaviors in Captive Mammals   
M. Elsbeth Mcphee and Kathy Carlstead


26. Animal Learning and Husbandry Training for Management   
Jill Mellen and Marty Sevenich Macphee


27. Applying Knowledge of Mammalian Social Organization, Mating Systems, and Communication to Management   
Ronald R. Swaisgood and Bruce A. Schulte


28. The Management of Pregnancy and Parturition in Captive Mammals
Patrick Thomas, Cheryl S. Asa, and Michael Hutchins


29. Parental Care and Behavioral Development in Captive Mammals   
Katerina V. Thompson, Andrew J. Baker, and Anne M. Baker


30. Data Collection in the Zoo Setting, Emphasizing Behavior   
Carolyn M. Crockett and Renee R. Ha


Part Seven
Reproduction


Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


31. Reproductive Physiology   
Cheryl S. Asa

32. Male Reproduction: Assessment, Management, Assisted Breeding, and Fertility Control   
Rebecca E. Spindler and David E. Wildt

33. Endocrine Monitoring of Reproduction and Stress   
Keith Hodges, Janine Brown, and Michael Heistermann


34. Contraception as a Management Tool for Controlling Surplus Animals   
Cheryl S. Asa and Ingrid J. Porton

Appendixes

Introduction   
Devra G. Kleiman


Appendix 1: Standard Methods for Measuring Mammals   
Barbara Lundrigan


Appendix 2: Identification and Marking Techniques   
Penny Kalk and Clifford G. Rice


Appendix 3: Records, Studbooks, Regional Zoo Associations, and ISIS   
Laurie Bingaman Lackey


Appendix 4: Annotated Bibliography of Books, Journals, and Web Sites on Captive Management   
Kay Kenyon Barboza and Linda L. Coates


List of Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
Taxonomic Index

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