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An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management


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Preface. PART 1 ? HISTORY, ORGANISATION AND REGULATION. 1 The Purpose and Popularity of Zoos. 2 Conservation. 3 A Short History of Zoos. 4 Zoo Organisation and Management. 5 Zoo Legislation. 6 Ethics and Zoos. PART 2 ? ENCLOSURES, HUSBANDRY AND BEHAVIOUR. 7 Zoo and Exhibit Design. 8 Nutrition and Feeding. 9 Reproductive Biology. 10 Zoo Animal Behaviour, Enrichment and Training.> 11 Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care. PART 3 - CONSERVATION. 12 Collection Planning and Captive Breeding. 13 Record Keeping. 14 Education, Research and Zoo Visitor Behaviour. 15 In-situ Conservation and Reintroductions. Appendix I. Appendix II. Index.

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Dr. Paul Rees is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford, where he is the Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) degree in Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology. He is a biologist and lawyer with teaching and research interests in zoo biology, the ecology and behaviour of large mammals, and wildlife law. Dr. Rees has a special interest in elephants and once worked as an elephant keeper.


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