New PDF release: An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

By Paul A. Rees

ISBN-10: 1405193506

ISBN-13: 9781405193504

This e-book is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning a variety of classes enthusiastic about animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be helpful to zookeepers and different zoo execs. it's divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their background, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo shows, animal food, copy, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal dealing with and transportation. ultimately, half three discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, inhabitants biology, list preserving, and the tutorial position of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the function of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This ebook takes a global standpoint and features a wide variety of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes rather within the united kingdom, Europe, North the US and Australasia.

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1996) and Kisling (1996) with additions by the author. 2 A short history of the Smithsonian National Zoo. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was created by an Act of Congress in 1889. It has two facilities: a 163 acre (66 ha) zoological park in northwest Washington, DC which is open to the public, and a non-public 3200 acre (1,295 ha) Conservation and Research Center in Fort Royal, Virginia. The zoo became part of the Smithsonian in 1890. Plans for the zoo were drawn up by three men: ● William Temple Hornaday – a conservationist and head of the vertebrate division at the Smithsonian Institution ● Frederick Olmsted – the premier landscape architect of the day ● Samuel Langley – the third Secretary of the Smithsonian.

It was established in 1853 after two men approached the zoo for advice on keeping tropical fish in tanks. The Fish House contained over 300 types of fishes and marine invertebrates. Three years later, in 1856, the Division of Fishes was established at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in the United States. The New York Aquarium was opened in 1896 and the famous Shedd Aquarium in Chicago opened in 1930. By the early part of the 20th century most of the major cities in America and other countries in the developed world had their own aquarium.

G. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. g. Scottish wildcat with domestic cats Fig. 1 Major threats to the survival of wildlife. 7 NAMING ANIMALS In order to create inventories of species present in particular ecosystems in the wild or animals kept in zoological collections it is essential that we have a standardised and universal naming system. Before records can be kept of individual animals in a zoo the species (and possibly subspecies) to which they belong must be established. Each organism on Earth has been assigned a scientific or Latin name.

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