An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management, First Edition by Paul A. Rees(auth.)

By Paul A. Rees(auth.)

This e-book is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning quite a lot of classes taken with animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and may even be beneficial to zookeepers and different zoo execs. it really 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 indicates, animal meals, copy, 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, checklist maintaining, 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 booklet takes a global standpoint and contains a wide variety of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes really within the united kingdom, Europe, North the United States and Australasia.

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Content:
Chapter 1 the aim and recognition of zoos (pages 3–16):
Chapter 2 Conservation (pages 17–29):
Chapter three a quick historical past of zoos (pages 31–47):
Chapter four Zoo agency and administration (pages 49–64):
Chapter five Zoo laws (pages 65–85):
Chapter 6 Ethics and zoos (pages 87–98):
Chapter 7 Zoo and express layout (pages 101–149):
Chapter eight meals and feeding (pages 151–172):
Chapter nine Reproductive biology (pages 173–185):
Chapter 10 Zoo animal behaviour, enrichment and coaching (pages 187–221):
Chapter eleven Animal welfare and veterinary care (pages 223–244):
Chapter 12 assortment making plans and captive breeding (pages 247–299):
Chapter thirteen list conserving (pages 301–311):
Chapter 14 schooling, learn and zoo customer behaviour (pages 313–342):
Chapter 15 In?situ conservation and reintroductions (pages 343–358):

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As loggers push deeper into the forests of Africa the local people gain access to forest animals that were previously inaccessible. Primates and other species are killed for bushmeat. This may be sold and eaten locally or it may even be exported to developed countries. In the oceans over-fishing is damaging fish stocks and the accidental bycatch of cetaceans is threatening their survival. Rare animals and animal products are traded as trophies, as part of the pet trade and as Chinese medicines.

Jimmy Chipperfield (a circus owner) was largely responsible for the concept of safari parks in the UK, where visitors drive through enclosures in their own vehicles. In 1966 he established the first safari park in Britain at Longleat, in a partnership with Lord Bath. This was followed by Woburn Safari Park (1970), Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland (1970), Knowsley Safari Park (1971), West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park (1973) and Windsor Safari Park (1969, closed 1992). The Highland Wildlife Park is a safari park and zoo which specialises in keeping past and present Scottish wildlife.

3 HOW MANY ZOOS? It would be quite impossible to count all of the zoos in the world. Some countries do not license their zoos so official records may not exist. Even in those countries where a licensing system is operated, some small collections may not require a licence. Most of the world’s leading zoos and aquariums are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The WAZA Network comprises some 1300 institutions, of which around 300 zoos and aquariums are institutional members.

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