Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas : Biology, Veterinary Medicine and Management

Edited by David E. Wildt , Edited by Anju Zhang , Edited by Hemin Zhang , Edited by Donald L. Janssen , Edited by Susie Ellis

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The giant panda is one of the world's most recognized animals. With the environment undergoing unprecedented change at a rapid and accelerating rate, can such a highly specialized species survive? This 2006 book summarizes panda biology and encompasses topics such as reproduction, behaviour, nutrition, genetics and veterinary medicine. It also provides information on veterinary management, advances in neonatal care, disease detection and prevention and the use of 'assisted breeding' to promote reproduction and preserve genetic diversity, as the females are sexually receptive for only 3 days per year and generally produce twins, but often lose one due to maternal neglect. This book provides the scholarly knowledge that will help conserve this treasured species in nature, while there is still time.

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  • Paperback | 612 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 38mm | 839.14g
  • 29 Nov 2012
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1107411556
  • 9781107411555
  • 898,939

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Review of the hardback: 'Much of the information presented here is not easily available elsewhere and such this is a precious and scholarly resource for those working with these unique animals.' Biologist Review of the hardback: 'The purpose of this book is exactly that of the title, to bring together as much reliable information as possible on the biology, medical treatment, and management of Giant Panda.' Biologist

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