Release on 2013-07-04 | by Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst
Behaviour, Management, and Welfare
Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
The keeping of zoo animals is a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers: · Updates - surveys of key developments in the field · Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book: · Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download
In this book, ZOO, the author, Bernard Livingston will present a study of this world which treats it as social history. But the style will be a light-handed one similar to that of his previous social study, Their Turf, the story of the world of the racehorse and the people involved therein. It is to be hoped that the fun, drama, humor and yes, enlightenment inherent in the world of the zoo will not be lacking in this work.
We are on the precipice of momentous legal changes for animals that may soon give some of them rights of personhood and citizenship. Companion animals in particular are gaining rights to public representation in government, access to housing, inheritance, and increased protection through the criminal justice system. Nonhuman primates used as research subjects are also gaining limited rights of personhood in some countries. This book examines how zoo animals could benefit from that revolution as well. Reviewing zoo law and politics in the United States, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, scholars and zoo directors grapple with how the current law in those regions of the world impacts zoo animals and how it could be changed to serve them better. They discuss the ways in which zoo animals could benefit from some re-worked companion animal law in the United States; the challenges of reintroductions and their legal barriers; how we can extend ideas of human research subject rights to zoo animal research; the stark problems of too few animal welfare laws in South East Asia; the need for a central governing body focused solely on exotic captive animals in New Zealand; and the need for stricter laws preventing the exotic pet problem that is increasingly affecting both zoos and sanctuaries. The book starts a dialogue that moves the scholarship about zoos beyond a general discussion of ethics to a concrete dialogue and set of suggestions about how to extend legal rights to this group of animals.
Color over 50 species from regions and habitats around the globe. Detailed, accurate drawings of bison, grizzly bear, alligator, tapir, howler monkey, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, ringtailed lemur, giant panda, tiger, dingo, emu, polar bear, wild boar, many more, depicted in modern, ecologically correct zoo environments. Introduction and captions.
The animals of our planet are wonderful and often mysterious creatures. Many have characteristics and qualities much like humans, although on a different level. For example, they have likes and dislikes, they eat certain foods, and they have natural instincts that help them survive. But perhaps most importantly, they must learn how to live and thrive on this planet just as we do. Best selling author Mary Ann Rogers examines some of these extraordinary creatures in a wonderful educational book that children will enjoy again and again. Inside this book you'll find amazing facts and vibrant pictures centered around animals that live in the zoo. This information will take children on an incredible learning journey that will help them discover zoo animals while having fun! This book highlights unique characteristics about each animal. Your child will learn: * What animal the anteater is related to * Why seals are called Pinnipeds * Why Chinese Water Dragons have something called a "third eye" * How tapirs eat their food ... and much, much more! Zoo Animals: An Amazing Fun Fact Picture Book! is part of a beautiful series of educational books for children. The series examines animals in different parts of the world, and is perfect for children ages 6 - 10. Enjoy your copy today!