An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.
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The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118876458

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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"The aim of this book is to produce an introductory text on the laws regulating the treatment of farm and companion animals, and those which protect wildlife and ecosystems"--
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Examining Ecology

Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128096071

Category: Science

Page: 414

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Examining Ecology: Exercises in Environmental Biology and Conservation explains foundational ecological principles using a hands-on approach that features analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work. The book provides students and lecturers with real life examples to demonstrate basic principles. The book helps students, instructors, and those new to the field learn about the principles of ecology and conservation by completing a series of problems. Prior knowledge of the subject is not assumed; the work requires users to be able to perform simple calculations and draw graphs. Most of the exercises in the book have been used widely by the author’s own students over a number of years, and many are based on real data from published research. Exercises are succinct with a broad number of options, which is a unique feature among similar books on this topic. The book is primarily intended as a resource for students, academics, and instructors studying, teaching, and working in zoology, ecology, biology, wildlife conservation and management, ecophysiology, behavioural ecology, population biology and ecology, environmental biology, or environmental science. Students will be able to progress through the book attempting each exercise in a logical sequence, beginning with basic principles and working up to more complex exercises. Alternatively they may wish to focus on specific chapters on specialist areas, e.g., population dynamics. Many of the exercises introduce students to mathematical methods (calculations, use of formulae, drawing of graphs, calculating simple statistics). Other exercises simulate fieldwork projects, allowing users to ‘collect’ and analyze data which would take considerable time and effort to collect in the field. Facilitates learning about the principles of ecology and conservation biology through succinct, yet comprehensive real-life examples, problems, and exercises Features authoritatively and consistently written foundational content in biodiversity, ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, and more, as well as abundant and diverse cases for applied use Functions as a means of learning ecological and conservation-related principles by ‘doing’, e.g., by analyzing data, drawing graphs, and undertaking practical exercises that simulate field work, and more Features approximately 150 photos and figures created and produced by the author
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Elephants Under Human Care

The Behavior, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity

Author: Paul A Rees

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128162088

Category:

Page: 316

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Elephants Under Human Care: The Behavior, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity is a one-of-a-kind resource on elephants living predominantly in zoos, as well as circus and logging camp elephants, as it draws together studies of elephant welfare within artificial environments into one comprehensive volume. Beginning with a brief history of elephants in zoos, this book delves into data and information on the behavior of elephants in captivity, covering topics such as nocturnal behavior, aggression, tool usage, and ecophysiology. Feeding ecology, population ecology, and enclosure usage is also described for readers. This book also looks at measurements for elephant welfare managements, including the analysis of locomotion, gait, obesity, and abnormal behavior. Finally, the book advises on management challenges and the future contribution of zoos to elephant conservation. Elephants Under Human Care: The Behavior, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity is a valuable resource for zoo biology and animal welfare researchers. This book is also useful for students and zoo professionals and managers looking for the most comprehensive data and studies on all species of elephants. Includes results of captive studies compared to biological information on wild elephants Features unique and original images of elephant behavior as they live under human care Considers future implications for welfare and conservation of elephants, both for elephants in captivity and efforts for those in the wild
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Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118500261

Category: Science

Page: 336

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This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology usedin a wide range of animal-related programmes of study includingagriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production,animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoobiology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It containsa wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science,physiology and zoology, as students whose primaryinterests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have someunderstanding of disease, how animal bodies function and howanimals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, andreference to some legal cases, to help students understand how theprotection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by thelaw. Some people, famous animals, literature and films haveinfluenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. Forthis reason, the book includes references to important books aboutanimals, famous animals who have starred in films or been thesubject of scientific studies, along with short biographies offamous scientists and others who have studied animals orestablished conservation or animal welfare organisations.
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Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629361

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may be used to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals living under the control of humans, including companion animals, feral populations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process of conducting a scientific study: from designing the original project, formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing the data, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as a scientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write a formal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element of the student project - and how to deal with the ethical review process. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis and presentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. In addition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice is provided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. The text describes the different types of student projects that may be undertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may be found for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studying and working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading for students studying zoo biology and animal management; it is also suitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animal welfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animal production, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinary science. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates but will also be of value to postgraduate students who have not previously engaged in field studies. Professionals working in institutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and other regional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access to this practical guide.
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Zoo Conservation Biology

Author: John E. Fa,Stephan M. Funk,Donnamarie O'Connell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498622

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.
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Zoology for Kids

Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Author: Josh Hestermann,Bethanie Hestermann,The Kratt Brothers

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613749643

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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“Packed with facts and photos, Zoology for Kids is a vibrant introduction to zoology that also provides inspiration for career options and activities to help children further explore and apply what they have learned.” —Liesl Pimentel, manager of education and formal programs, Phoenix Zoo Zoology for Kids invites young animal lovers to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes and hands-on activities. Part 1 introduces the science of zoology, discussing animals’ forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Kids bake edible animal cells, play a dolphin-echolocation game, and design an exhibit. Part 2 offers an insider’s look at how zoologists apply their knowledge every day. Kids peek into the world of zookeepers and aquarists, veterinarians, wildlife researchers, and conservationists. They “train” their friends, mold a tiger’s jawbone, and perform field research in their own backyard. Animal enthusiasts come away with new knowledge, a healthy respect for the animal kingdom, and the idea that they can pursue animal-related careers and make a difference to preserve and protect the natural world. Josh Hestermann is a marine-mammal keeper and trainer at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Bethanie Hestermann is a freelance writer and contributing writer and editor at large at Connected World magazine. They live in Brookfield, Illinois. Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, are the creators and cohosts of the PBS Kids series Wild Kratts, Kratts Creatures, and Zoboomafoo.
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Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693528

Category: Science

Page: 643

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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
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Zookeeping

An Introduction to the Science and Technology

Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226925323

Category: Science

Page: 816

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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.
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