Second Nature Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

ISBN-10: 1560983973
ISBN-13: 9781560983972
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 5/14/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496

Shepherdson is program scientist at Metro Washington Park Zoo.

Mellen is a behavioral scientist at the Walt Disney Animal Program in Orlando.

Hutchinsis director of conservation and science for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

Newt Gingrichwas Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1994 to 1998 and is widely heralded as the chief architect of the Republican Contract with America. He has championed environmental efforts, including the Chattahoochee River Greenway and the Northwestern Hawaiian Island National Marine Sanctuary. Terry L. Mapleis president and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo and professor of conservation and behavior at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Tracing the Path of Environmental Enrichment in Zoos
Theoretical Bases of Environmental Enrichment
Evolution, Ecology, and Enrichment: Basic Considerations for Wild Animals in Zoos
Environmental Enrichment and the Importance of Exploratory Behavior
Power for Captive Animals: Contingencies and Nature
Context, Ethics, and Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums
Meeting a Mammal's Psychological Needs: Basic Principles
Environmental Enrichment in Animal Conservation and Welfare
The Captive Environment and Reintroduction: The Black-Footed Ferret as a Case Study with Comments on Other Taxa
Environmental Enrichment in a Reintroduction Program for Golden Lion Tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)
Psychological Well-Being of Captive Nonhuman Primates: Lessons from Laboratory Studies
Zoos, Enrichment, and the Skeptical Observer: The Practical Value of Assessment
Determining the Causes of Stereotypic Behaviors in Zoo Carnivores: Toward Appropriate Enrichment Strategies
Captive Environments for Small Felids
Environmental Enrichment in Captive Management, Husbandry, and Training
Beyond Mammals: Environmental Enrichment for Amphibians and Reptiles
Toward Optimal Care for Confined Ungulates
Enrichment of Captive Mammals through Provisioning
A Veterinary Perspective of Potential Risk Factors in Environmental Enrichment
Positive Reinforcement Training as an Enrichment Strategy
Environmental Enrichment for Marine Mammals at Sea World
Epilogue: The Future of Environmental Enrichment
Index

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