By Paul A. Rees
This booklet is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning quite a lot of classes inquisitive about animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and may even be worthwhile to zookeepers and different zoo execs. it truly is divided into 3 components. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their background, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo indicates, animal foodstuff, copy, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal dealing with and transportation. eventually, half three discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, inhabitants biology, list protecting, and the tutorial position of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the function of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This e-book takes a world point of view and incorporates a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes quite within the united kingdom, Europe, North the US and Australasia.
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The zoo appears to have had several hundred keepers and some of the birds appear to have been kept for their feathers. Similar menageries existed in other Aztec cities, including a large collection at Texcoco. In 1552 Crown Prince Maximilian of Austria created a deer park and menagerie around the castle at Ebersdorf, near Vienna. He brought exotic animals to his park, including an Indian elephant. Maximilian established another park at Katterburg containing deer, birds and fish, and a menagerie at the castle of Neugebäude.
The zoo contained cleverly designed exhibits which appeared to house carnivores and herbivores together, but in reality they were separated by hidden moats. Prior to building these moated enclosures Hagenbeck investigated the jumping abilities of the animals. As well as running his own zoo, he also supplied many wellknown zoos with animals. Hagenbeck’s zoo was destroyed by bombing in 1943, but was rebuilt after the end of the Second World War. Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913 and used many of Hagenbeck’s innovations, as have many other zoos since.
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).
An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management by Paul A. Rees