An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management by Paul A. Rees

By Paul A. Rees

This e-book is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning quite a lot of classes involved in animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and may even be necessary to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it truly is divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their heritage, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and natural world conservation legislations. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo shows, animal foodstuff, replica, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal dealing with and transportation. ultimately, half three discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, inhabitants biology, list retaining, and the tutorial position of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the position of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This e-book takes a global point of view and incorporates a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes really within the united kingdom, Europe, North the US and Australasia.

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However, in 1925 the display was entitled ‘Cannibals’ and featured black Africans depicted as savages (Fig. 11). Augsburg Zoo, in Germany, held a four-day African Festival in 2005, featuring craft sellers, drummers, music groups, storytellers and traditional food from around Africa. , 2005). In July 2009 Dresden Zoo, in Germany, named a baby mandrill ‘Obama’ to commemorate the visit of the newly elected US president to the city. When challenged by a black advocacy group zoo staff claimed to be unaware of the racist tradition of using primates to caricature black people.

A short history of zoos films. The oceanarium still exists but much of the original structure and the original large tanks have been demolished. There has been a resurgence of interest in aquariums in the last 25 years and a number of large new facilities have been opened including Deep Sea World in Fife, Scotland (1983), the Blue Planet at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire (1998), and The Deep in Hull (2002). The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, which is Britain’s largest and Europe’s deepest aquarium, was the first in the UK to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research.

Visitors pay to stay in tented camps or luxury lodges and view the animals from vehicles. Some of these areas are fenced and could be considered to be little more than large zoos containing native species. In some developed countries a similar process has occurred. In the UK a number of farmers have established farm zoos in recent years. This has been at least partly a response to the damage done to farms after outbreaks of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and foot and mouth disease, which resulted in large numbers of animals being destroyed.

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