Zookeeping: An Introduction To The Science And Technology

Hardcover | December 9, 2013

EditorMark D. Irwin, John B. Stoner, Aaron M. Cobaugh

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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.   

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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This text...

Mark D. Irwin has worked in zoos as a keeper, curator, and veterinarian, and is now director of the zoo technology program at State University of New York–Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where he trains future zookeepers.  John B. Stoner has decades of experience in zoo animal care as a keeper and animal care manager at Toron...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.5 inPublished:December 9, 2013Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226925315

ISBN - 13:9780226925318

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part One  
Professional Zookeeping

1. The Profession of Zookeeper
Ken Kawata
2. Professionalism and Career Development
Jacqueline J. Blessington
3. Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Keepers
Judie Steenberg and Mark D. Irwin

Part Two
Evolution of Zoos

4. Zoo History
Josef Lindholm III
5. Today’s  Zoos
Gordon McGregor Reid
6. Animal Ethics and Welfare
Joseph C. E. Barber and Jill D. Mellen

Part Three
Workplace Safety and Emergencies

7. Workplace Safety
Ed Hansen
8. Emergency Readiness and Crisis Management
Donald E. Moore
9. Basic First Aid
Andrew A. Birr

Part Four
Zoo Animal Management

10. Daily Routine and Basic Husbandry
John B. Stoner
11. Taxonomy
Gary L. Wilson
12. Anatomy and Physiology (Part 1: Invertebrates)
Douglas P. Whiteside
13. Anatomy and Physiology (Part 2: Vertebrates)
Douglas P. Whiteside
14. Stress and Distress
Murray E. Fowler
15. Physical Restraint and Handling
Murray E. Fowler
16. Nutrition
Eduardo V. Valdes
17. Recordkeeping
Jean D. Miller
18. Identification
Erika K. (Travis) Crook
19. Reproduction
Linda M. Penfold
20. Population Management
Linda M. Penfold
21. Management of Neonatal Mammals
Harmony B. Frazier, Janet Hawes, Karla J. Michelson
22. Management of Geriatric Animals
Cynthia E. String field
23. Transportation and Shipping
Andrea Drost
24. Exhibit Design
Patrick R. Thomas
25. Zoo Horticulture
Jay H. Ross

Part Five 
Zoo Animal Husbandry and Care

26. Husbandry and Care of Small Mammals
Donald E. Moore and Michelle R. Farmerie
27. Husbandry and Care of Hoofstock
Brent A. Huffman
28. Husbandry and Care of Carnivores
Adrienne E. Crosier and Michael T. Maslanka
29. Husbandry and Care of Primates
Colleen McCann
30. Husbandry and Care of Elephants
Chuck Doyle and Daryl Hoffman
31. Husbandry and Care of Marine Mammals
Gerard H. Meijer
32. Husbandry and Care of Birds
Ted Fox and Adrienne Whiteley
33. Husbandry and Care of Reptiles
Aaron M. Cobaugh
34. Husbandry and Care of Amphibians
Andrew M. Lentini
35. Aquarium Science: Husbandry and Care of Fishes and
Aquatic Invertebrates
Bruce Koike
36. Husbandry and Care of Terrestrial Invertebrates
Tom Mason and Aaron M. Cobaugh

Part Six                                         
Animal Behavior, Enrichment, and Training

37. Introduction to Animal Behavior
Michael Noonan
38. Applied Animal Behavior
B. Diane Chepko-Sade
39. Animal Behavioral Concerns
Joseph C. E. Barber
40. Enrichment
David J. Shepherdson
41. Enrichment Programs
Tammy M. Root
42. Operant Conditioning
Gary L. Wilson
43. Husbandry Training
Ken Ramirez

Part Seven                                                
Veterinary Care

44. Principles of Animal Health
Mark D. Irwin
45. Veterinary Care and Technology
Tracey L. Anderson
46. Zoonotic Disease
Scott P. Terrell
47. Preventive Medicine
Noha Abou-Madi
48. Veterinary Diagnostics
Cynthia E. String field
49. Medications and Dose Calculations
Mary O’Horo Loomis and Tony Beane
50. Chemical Restraint
Mark D. Irwin

Part Eight                                                 
Education, Outreach, and Public Interaction

51. Educating Entertainingly: Basic Interpretation
D. Andrew Saunders
52. Public Relations in Zoos and Aquariums
Jason A. Jacobs

Part Nine                                                  
Conservation Science

53. Conservation Biology
Gerald Dick and Markus Gusset
54. Research in Zoos
Rebecca E. Spindler and Joanna Wiszniewski
55. Cooperative Science Programs
Candice Dorsey, Debborah E. Luke, and Paul Boyle
56. Going “Green” in the Workplace
Beth Posta and Michelle E. S. Parker
57. Wildlife Rehabilitation
Erica Miller and Sandra Woltman

Part Ten
Government and Legislation

58. Introduction to Regulation of Zoos and
Aquariums
John B. Stoner, Mark D. Irwin, and Aaron M. Cobaugh
59. CITES and IATA
Andrea Drost
60. Government and Legislation in Africa
Dave Morgan
61. Government and Legislation in Asia
Sally R. Walker
62. Government and Legislation in Australia
Sara F. K. Brice
63. Government and Legislation in Canada
Andrea Drost and William A. Rapley
64. Government and Legislation in Europe
Lesley A. Dickie and Miranda F. Stevenson
65. Government and Legislation in New Zealand
Tineke Joustra
66. Government and Legislation in the United States
Steve Olson
 
Acknowledgments
Appendix 1: Further Readings
Appendix 2: Recommended Web Links
Appendix 3: Professional Colleges and Universities in the United States

Glossary
List of Contributors
Index

Editorial Reviews

“One of the first books that has endeavored to embrace all relevant practical aspects for the benefit of anyone aspiring to become a modern zoo professional, right down to the first challenge of getting one’s foot in the door.”