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By Paul A. Rees(auth.)

This publication is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning a variety of classes serious about animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be helpful to zookeepers and different zoo execs. it really is divided into 3 elements. 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 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 conserving, 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 e-book takes a world standpoint and encompasses a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes really within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.

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Content:
Chapter 1 the aim and recognition of zoos (pages 3–16):
Chapter 2 Conservation (pages 17–29):
Chapter three a quick historical past of zoos (pages 31–47):
Chapter four Zoo service provider and administration (pages 49–64):
Chapter five Zoo laws (pages 65–85):
Chapter 6 Ethics and zoos (pages 87–98):
Chapter 7 Zoo and show layout (pages 101–149):
Chapter eight food and feeding (pages 151–172):
Chapter nine Reproductive biology (pages 173–185):
Chapter 10 Zoo animal behaviour, enrichment and coaching (pages 187–221):
Chapter eleven Animal welfare and veterinary care (pages 223–244):
Chapter 12 assortment making plans and captive breeding (pages 247–299):
Chapter thirteen checklist conserving (pages 301–311):
Chapter 14 schooling, study and zoo customer behaviour (pages 313–342):
Chapter 15 In?situ conservation and reintroductions (pages 343–358):

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Paniscus. The discovery of preserved specimens in museum collections; for example in 2009 a new species of flying fox bat from Samoa was discovered in the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. It had been preserved in alcohol since 1856. Many new species have been discovered as a result of the exploration of the deep oceans and expeditions into tropical rainforests. Occasionally, new species are recorded by camera traps and film crews. , 2009a). 9 DATABASES OF ANIMAL SPECIES The rapid development of, and increasing access to, the internet has resulted in a number of organisations producing extensive databases of animal species.

Noah’s Ark Farm Zoo, near Bristol, keeps over 85 species including tigers, rhinos, giraffes, zebra, tapirs, gibbons, camels and reptiles. The zoo opened in 1998, but for the 30 years prior to 1995 the site was operated as a dairy farm. In the list of zoos in England published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 45 (DEFRA) in 2007 there were 43 organisations listed as ‘farm parks’. Some of these specialise in particular species that are of economic interest, such as wild boars and ostrich, both of which are used for meat.

Philip VI of France (reigned 1328–50) kept lions and leopards at the Louvre. French 15th century tapestries show monkeys and apes kept in the royal courts, and parrots were popular in the Vatican around this time. The Vatican menagerie expanded under Pope Leo X (1513–23) and included monkeys, civets, lions, leopards, an elephant and a snow leopard. As well as animals, one cardinal kept exotic foreign peoples including Moors, Indians, Turks and African negroes. When Hernán Cortés conquered Mexico for Spain between 1517 and 1521 he discovered a magnificent zoo owned by the Aztec emperor Montezuma II, at his capital Tenochtitlan.

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