Wild Mammals in Captivity

Wild Mammals in Captivity

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Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare. In this edition, more than three-quarters of the text is new, and information from more than seventy-five contributors is thoroughly updated. The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, Wild Mammals in Captivity will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.Soon, many zoos were producing grottoes and cliffs and islands of fake rock formations devoid of any geological awareness. ... of the landscape architect Ken Stockton; or for the Bronx Zoo under the direction of landscape architect John Gwynne, are ... Yet at one time American zoos, especially, did know how to build artificial rock formations of compelling veracity and ... some very important publications were produced that should have led to far-reaching changes in zoo exhibit design.

Title:Wild Mammals in Captivity
Author:Devra G. Kleiman, Katerina V. Thompson, Charlotte Kirk Baer
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-08-15


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