Last Animals at the Zoo

Last Animals at the Zoo : How Mass Extinction Can be Stopped

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"Last Animals at the Zoo" is both a call for action on behalf of the world's endangered species and a rational defence of the conservation work carried out by zoos. Colin Tudge argues that many of the world's largest animals will die out unless we use zoos to save them. Without programmes to breed them in captivity, animals such as tigers, apes, elephants and rhinos currently face the threat of total extinction. Colin Tudge describes captive breeding, the genetic factors that must be taken into account, and the conditions required for success. He also explains how zoos are preserving animal behaviour, so that animals will not lose their capacity to live in their proper environment.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 120 x 190mm | 209g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0192861530
  • 9780192861535

Table of contents

Why conserve animals?; the scope of the problem; first get your animals to breed; the theory of conservation breeding; projects in progress; the frozen zoo?; the whole animal - behaviour conserved; the future.show more