An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management by Paul A. Rees PDF

By Paul A. Rees

This e-book is meant as an introductory textual content for college kids learning quite a lot of classes all in favour of animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and may even be helpful to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it really is divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their heritage, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and natural world conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo shows, animal nutrients, copy, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal dealing with and transportation. ultimately, half three discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, inhabitants biology, checklist conserving, and the academic function of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the position of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This e-book takes a world viewpoint and incorporates a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes rather within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.

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2: Names of subspecies. e. a binomen followed by a subspecific name). The subspecific name must begin with a lower-case letter. 1: Statement of the Principle of Priority. The valid name of a taxon is the oldest available name applied to it, unless that name has been invalidated or another name is given precedence by any provision of the Code or by any ruling of the Commission. Care must be taken in the interpretation of animal names used in laws. g. in the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and the Endangered Species Act in the United States).

In the 1950s the zoo hired its first permanent vet, reflecting increasing concern for the welfare of the animals. The Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) was founded in 1958 and persuaded Congress to fund the zoo through the Smithsonian, giving it a firmer financial base. It now operates as a not-for-profit organisation. FONZ has some 40,000 members and supports the activities of the zoo by assisting with guest services, education, outreach programmes, research and conservation activities. In the early 1960s the zoo began to focus on the study and breeding of endangered species and a research division was created.

The British public protested and pleaded with the zoo to keep Jumbo. In March of that year Matthew Berkley-Hill brought a lawsuit in the Court of Chancery against the Zoological Society, its Council and Barnum, claiming that the Society had no right to sell any of its animals without the consent of its Fellows. The suit failed. Jumbo left for America after 16 years and 9 months at Regent’s Park Zoo. On 15 September 1885 he was hit by a train and killed while crossing a railway line in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

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