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

By Paul A. Rees

This ebook is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning a variety of classes desirous about animal administration, zoo biology and natural world conservation, and may even be worthwhile to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it's divided into 3 elements. 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 protecting, and the tutorial 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 ebook takes a world standpoint 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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T. sumatrae P. t. jacksoni 25 Sumatran tiger Malayan tiger. A further three subspecies were previously recognised on the basis of morphology but are now extinct: P. t. balica P. t. sondaica P. t. virgata Bali tiger Javan tiger Caspian tiger The binomial system is hierarchical in nature, with similar species being collected together into larger and larger groups. Related species are grouped into genera; similar genera are grouped into families; similar families are grouped into orders and so on.

Paul A. Rees. © 2011 Paul A. Rees. Published 2011 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 1 INTRODUCTION The keeping of wild animals by humans has a very long history, probably extending back at least some 4500 years. The first captive animals were almost certainly domesticated species kept for food – sheep, cattle, goats – and those kept for companionship, such as dogs and cats. Others were kept for religious reasons, as symbols of wealth and because powerful animals conferred great status on their owners.

Discuss. 3 A SHORT HISTORY OF ZOOS Despite their obvious limitations, the early zoos did, in their time, play a major role in reminding the urban world of the wild wonders beyond the suburbs. Desmond Morris Conservation Status Profile Visayan warty pig Sus cebifrons IUCN status: Critically Endangered A4cde CITES: Not listed Population trend: Decreasing An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management, First Edition. Paul A. Rees. © 2011 Paul A. Rees. Published 2011 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 1 INTRODUCTION The keeping of wild animals by humans has a very long history, probably extending back at least some 4500 years.

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