Zoo Animal Welfare

Zoo Animal Welfare

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Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior authora€™s 24 years of experience as a zoo executive and international leader in the field of zoo biology. The authorsa€™ academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. Recognizing the great potential of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational book to guide the strategic vision of superior, welfare-oriented institutions. The authors speak directly to caretakers working on the front lines of zoo management, and to the decision-makers responsible for elevating the priority of animal welfare in their respective zoo. In great detail, Maple and Perdue demonstrate how zoos and aquariums can be designed to achieve optimal standards of welfare and wellness.... with their impressive group of hippos, they missed a great opportunity to execute this idea as only Disney a€œImagineersa€ can do. ... Multiple gorilla groups were feasible at Bronx Zoo, Chicagoa#39;s Lincoln Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, Columbus Zoo, San ... exhibits offer sufficient space but the occupants must recline on a hard, inflexible cement or gunite substrate that has to ... Cold- weather institutions must manage gorillas inside for many months and for this reason complex inner quartersanbsp;...

Title:Zoo Animal Welfare
Author:Terry Maple, Bonnie M Perdue
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-22


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