Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Paperback | August 18, 2013

byGeoff Hosey, Vicky Melfi, Sheila Pankhurst

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The keeping of zoo animals is 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 challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How canthey play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively aspossible. 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 idealresource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers:* Updates - surveys of key developments in the field* Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download

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The keeping of zoo animals is 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 challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How canthey play their part in conserving biodiver...

Dr Geoff Hosey was formerly a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bolton, UK, where he taught in the area of animal behaviour. Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo, Australia. Her research interests include animal welfare, behavioural ecology of zoo animals, and environmental enrichment. Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head o...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:August 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693528

ISBN - 13:9780199693528

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. History and philosophy of zoos3. Regulatory framework4. Behaviour5. Animal identification and record keeping6. Housing and husbandry7. Animal welfare8. Environmental enrichment9. Small population management10. Conservation11. Health12. Feeding and nutrition13. People in zoos14. Research15. We hope you enjoyed your visit

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"This text provides the first comprehensive account of the essential knowledge and the various activities that underpin a successful modern zoo or aquarium. The authors have addressed the challenges, philosophical and practical, that zoo professionals face as well as providing a detailedintroduction to the science and management of zoological collections. The engaging style, clear diagrams and wellchosen examples ensure that this text will provide an extremely valuable resource for students and zoo professionals alike." --Dr John Eddison, University of Plymouth