Wild Mammals in Captivity Principles and Techniques

ISBN-10: 0226440036

ISBN-13: 9780226440033

Edition: 1996

Authors: Devra G. Kleiman, Mary E. Allen, Susan Lumpkin, Katerina V. Thompson

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Wild Mammals in Captivity,the first handbook of its kind, focuses on new approaches to the management of wild animals in captivity. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from field and captive studies of animal behavior, advances in captive breeding, research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition, and new thinking in animal management and welfare. Featuring contributions from dozens of internationally renowned experts, this book is a professional reference of immense practical value, surveying every significant scientific, technical, and management issue. This extraordinary book is an essential resource for administrators, keepers, veterinarians, and everyone who works directly with mammals or is concerned generally with their management and conservation. "This is the only up-to-date and comprehensive manual on the problems of and the solutions to keeping and handling wild mammals outside their natural environment. . . . [A] magnificent manual."—Harry Miller, Times Higher Education Supplement
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List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/8/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

Devra G. Kleiman (1942-2010) was principal of Zoo-Logic, LLC, Chevy Chase, Maryland; senior scientist emeritus at Smithsonian National Zoological Park; and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland.

Foreword Gerald Durrell, Lee Durrell
Preface Devra G. Kleiman
Ethical and Welfare Issues Associated with Keeping Wild Mammals in Captivity
Preventive Medicine
Methods of Capture, Handling, and Anesthesia
Neonatal Care Protocols Bruce
Identification and Marking Techniques
Introduction and Socialization Techniques for Primates
Introduction, Socialization, and Crate Training Techniques
Animal Learning and Husbandry Training
Zoo Security and Dealing with Escaped Animals
Nutrition and Dietary Evaluation in Zoos
Essential Nutrients in Mammalian Diets
The Feeding and Nutrition of Herbivores
The Feeding and Nutrition of Carnivores
The Feeding and Nutrition of Omnivores with Emphasis on Primates
The BioPark Concept and the Exhibition of Mammals
What's the Message? Education through Exhibit Design
Horticultural Philosophies in Zoo Exhibit Design
Integrating Animal Behavior and Exhibit Design
The Design and Use of Moats and Barriers
Mixed-Species Exhibits with Mammals
Enclosure Furnishings and Structural Environmental Enrichment
Structural and Keeper Considerations in Exhibit Design
Water Quality Management in Aquatic Mammal Exhibits
Species, Subspecies, and Races: The Problem of Units of Management in Conservation
Genetic Research and Its Application in Zoos
Demographic and Genetic Management of Captive Populations
Dispersal and Captive Mammal Management
Issues of Surplus Animals
Reintroduction Programs
The Role of Conservation and Survival Centers in Wildlife Conservation
Effects of Captivity on the Behavior of
Communication and Social Behavior
Mammalian Social Organization and Mating Systems
Behavioral Development and Play
Aspects of the Ecology and Psychology of Feeding and Foraging
Mammalian Reproductive
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