By Paul A. Rees

This booklet is meant as an introductory textual content for college kids learning a variety of classes thinking about animal administration, zoo biology and natural world conservation, and may even be important to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it truly is divided into 3 elements. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their heritage, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo indicates, animal meals, replica, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal dealing with and transportation. eventually, half three discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, inhabitants biology, checklist preserving, and the tutorial function 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 incorporates a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes rather within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.

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