This book is intended as an introductory text for students studyinga wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoobiology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful tozookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into threeparts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, howzoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservationlaw. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animalnutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment andtraining), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling andtransportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breedingprogrammes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and theeducational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitorbehaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos inthe conservation of species in the wild and in speciesreintroductions. This book takes an international perspective andincludes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos andbreeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North Americaand Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo toaccess the artwork from the book.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd