Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 July 2013

672 Pages | Hundreds of photographs and illustrations


ISBN: 9780199693528

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Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Second Edition

Geoff Hosey, Vicky Melfi, and Sheila Pankhurst

  • Unique breadth brings together all topics a student or professional needs to know in one place, and in an easily digestible style.
  • Features both mammalian and non-mammalian species, giving a true reflection of the range of species encountered in many zoos.
  • Offers a global perspective, with examples and photos from zoos around the world.
  • An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.

New to this Edition:

  • All chapters have been revised to offer an up-to-date and balanced overview of the role of zoos in society and conservation.
  • The captive management chapter has been remaned 'Small population management' and has been significantly revised to reflect modern trends and to offer further insights into the problems and innovative solutions of this central zoo management topic.
  • Coverage of research methods, genetics, and conservation has been enhanced.
  • To help illustrate topics where colour is relevant, photographs have been added to a full colour plate section.

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