Zoo animals: behaviour, management and welfare, 2nd edition

Hosey, Geoff, Melfi, Vicky and Pankhurst, Sheila (2013) Zoo animals: behaviour, management and welfare, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199693528
Departments: University Executive
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:21
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2676

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