Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare
Publication Date 1 Jan 2008
OverviewThe keeping of zoo animals has become 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 problems zoos face in trying to feed, breed and keep healthy the animals in their care? How do they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of zoo animals, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. 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 ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features: For lecturers: - Figures from the book in electronic format, for use in lecture slides For students: - Tasks, and associated datasets, for use with Zootrition and/or related software - Annotated web link library - Legislation information: summary information, and related web links, regarding zoo-related legislation in countries other than the UK - Latest news: summaries of latest developments in the field, with links to relevant literature
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