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Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare (Second Edition)  

Geoff HoseyUniversity of BoltonClose
Vicky MelfiTaronga Conservation Society AustraliaClose
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Sheila PankhurstAnglia Ruskin UniversityClose
Published in Print:04 July 2013 Published Online:31 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Zoo Animals starts with an introduction to the topic. It then moves to look at the history and philosophy of zoos: why do we have zoos? The book explains that, since there is a certain amount of regulation associated with zoos, zoos have to consider animal identification and record-keeping, housing and husbandry, and animal welfare in their work. It also covers environmental enrichment, small population management, conservation, health, feeding, and nutrition. Finally, the text examines people in zoos and looks towards future research.

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