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

By Paul A. Rees

This booklet is meant as an introductory textual content for college kids 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 truly is divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their historical past, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and natural world conservation legislations. 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, 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 ebook takes a global point of view and features a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes fairly within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.

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