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By Paul A. Rees(auth.)

ISBN-10: 1405193506

ISBN-13: 9781405193504

ISBN-10: 1444397842

ISBN-13: 9781444397840

This e-book is meant as an introductory textual content for college kids learning quite a lot of classes excited about animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be priceless to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it really is divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their background, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo shows, animal foodstuff, 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 preserving, and the academic function of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the function of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This e-book takes a world point of view and features a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes rather within the united kingdom, Europe, North the US 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 brief heritage 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 convey layout (pages 101–149):
Chapter eight foodstuff 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 checklist maintaining (pages 301–311):
Chapter 14 schooling, study and zoo customer behaviour (pages 313–342):
Chapter 15 In?situ conservation and reintroductions (pages 343–358):

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7 million. Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary is a smaller facility of around 134 ha (330 acres) in Arkansas which currently holds 12 elephants. It hosts an annual International School for Elephant Management. Elephant sanctuaries also exist in the range states of the species, for example in Thailand and South Africa. 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.

2 Examples of animal species named after famous people. Vernacular name Scientific name Person commemorated Adélie penguin Pygoscelis adeliae Agouti Dasyprocta azarae Audubon’s oriole Icterus graduacauda Bewick’s swan Burchell’s zebra Cook’s petrel Cygnus bewickii Equus burchellii Pterodroma cookii Cuvier’s toucan Ramphastos tucanus cuvieri Darwin’s cactus ground finch Geospiza scandens Daubenton’s bat Myotis daubentonii De Brazza’s monkey Cercopithecus neglectus Goeldi’s monkey Callimico goeldii Humboldt’s penguin Spheniscus humboldti Lady Amherst’s pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae Lear’s macaw Livingstone’s lourie Anodorhynchus leari Tauraco livingstonii Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus Natterer’s bat Okapi Myotis nattereri Okapia johnstoni Pallas’ cat Otocolobus manul Père David’s deer Elaphurus davidianus Przewalski’s horse Equus ferus przewalskii Racey’s pipistrelle bat Pipistrellus raceyi Raffles’ malkoha Rüppell’s griffon vulture Phaenicophaeus chlorophaea Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi Gyps rueppellii Spix’s macaw Cyanopsitta spixii Verreaux’s eagle Aquila verreauxii Victoria crowned pigeon Goura victoria Adélie Dumont d’Urville (1798–1842), wife of Admiral Dumont d’Urville, French explorer.

Rare animals and animal products are traded as trophies, as part of the pet trade and as Chinese medicines. Diseases threaten a wide range of taxa from amphibians attacked by the chytrid fungus to seal populations decimated by viruses. As the available space for wildlife contracts, more and more species – particularly large mammals such as elephants and large carnivores – come into conflict with people. Anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change is now threatening a number of species such as polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and others that depend upon the ice sheets of the polar regions.

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