Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology

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Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology

Format:  Hardcover,

674 pages

Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

Publish Date: Dec 2013

ISBN-13: 9780226925318

ISBN-10: 0226925315

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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, "Zookeeping "is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

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Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Publish Date: Dec 2013
ISBN-13: 9780226925318
ISBN-10: 0226925315
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 674
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.92
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.75 x 11.5 x 1.5

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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals.

The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

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