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Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Second Edition

Geoff Hosey, Vicky Melfi, and Sheila Pankhurst

04 July 2013

ISBN: 9780199693528

672 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £49.99

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, without their health and welfare being compromised.

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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, without their health and welfare being compromised.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Geoff Hosey, Honorary Professor, University of Bolton, Vicky Melfi, Research and Conservation, Taronga Zoo Conservation Society, and Sheila Pankhurst, Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Geoff Hosey was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Bolton, UK, where he taught in the area of animal behaviour.

Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo, Australia. Her research interests include animal welfare, behavioural ecology of zoo animals, and environmental enrichment.

Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, where her teaching and research centres on the behaviour and welfare of zoo animals.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:History and philosophy of zoos
    3:Regulatory framework
    4:Behaviour
    5:Animal identification and record keeping
    6:Housing and husbandry
    7:Animal welfare
    8:Environmental enrichment
    9:Small population management
    10:Conservation
    11:Health
    12:Feeding and nutrition
    13:People in zoos
    14:Research
    15:We hope you enjoyed your visit

Reviews

"It is written in a lively and accessible style, and covers every aspect of zoo animal management, from basic biology to legislation and record keeping. It is highly readable and scientifically well grounded." - Jenny Morton, The Biologist

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