Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Paperback Zoo & Aquarium Biology & Conservation

Edited by David J. Shepherdson, Edited by Jill D. Mellen, Edited by Michael Hutchins, Foreword by Terry Maple

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  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 22mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 1560983973
  • ISBN 13: 9781560983972
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 28 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 214,506

Product description

This is the paperbound edition of a 1998 work based on papers presented at the First Conference on Environmental Enrichment held in 1993 in Portland, Oregon. Coverage begins with theoretical foundations for environmental enrichment and continues with investigation of a broad range of contexts within

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Author information

David J. Shepherdson is program scientist at Metro Washington Park Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Jill D. Mellen is a behavioral scientist at the Walt Disney Animal Program in Orlando, Florida. Michael Hutchins is director of conservation and science for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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"An important volume for those concerned with animal care, captive maintenance, and the ethics of issues surrounding the maintenance of animals in artificial environments. . . . [It offers] a fascinating overview of how far the discipline of applied animal behavior has advanced in the last twenty years."--"Quarterly Review of Biology" "[This] book is . . . the first to provide a theoretical framework for a science of environmental enrichment. This is still a very young science and much remains to be done. But "Second Nature" provides an informative introduction, as well as offering some pointers to future developments."--"International Zoo News" ""Second Nature" is a gold mine of information. . . . The editors are leaders in the field and the thirty-eight contributors represent an all-star cast. An excellent book and a must-read."--"BioScience" "This important volume will be of interest to every zoo fan and animal-behavior enthusiast, as well as those concerned with animal welfare."--"Booklist"