Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques for Zoo Management

Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques for Zoo Management


Edited by Devra G. Kleiman, Edited by Katerina V. Thompson, Edited by Charlotte Kirk Baer

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Paperback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 38mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226440109
  • ISBN 13: 9780226440101
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 100 halftones, 39 line drawings, 67 tables
  • Sales rank: 271,609

Product description

Zoos, aquariums, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on "Wild Mammals in Captivity" as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. "Wild Mammals in Captivity" presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare. In this edition, more than three-quarters of the text is new, and information from more than seventy-five contributors is thoroughly updated. The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, "Wild Mammals in Captivity" will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.

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Author information

Devra G. Kleiman (1942-2010) was principal of Zoo-Logic, LLC in Chevy Chase, Maryland; senior scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park; and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. Katerina V. Thompson is director of the Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs in the College of Chemical and Life Sciences at the University of Maryland. Charlotte Kirk Baer is principal of Baer and Associates, LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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"Zoos should be staffed with those who have made Wild Mammals in Captivity their essential textbook." (Times Higher Education, on the first edition)"