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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.The New York Zoological Park (Bronx Zoo), however, took the lead in naturalistic exhibits in 1941 when it opened its African Plains, ... While the 1940s were a decade of destruction and hardship for many European and Asian zoos (Kawata 2001; Solski 2001; Strehlow ... aviaries in 1942 and 1943, the Bronx Zoo again set a new standard for animal exhibition, and it has continued to do so ever since.

Author:Mark D. Irwin, John B. Stoner, Aaron M. Cobaugh
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-12-09


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