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Oxford University Press
04 July 2013
Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional.
By:   Geoff Hosey (Honorary Professor University of Bolton), Vicky Melfi (Research and Conservation, Taronga Zoo Conservation Society), Sheila Pankhurst (Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 199mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   1.303kg
ISBN:   9780199693528
ISBN 10:   0199693528
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   04 July 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Geoff Hosey was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Bolton, UK, where he taught in the area of animal behaviour. Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo, Australia. Her research interests include animal welfare, behavioural ecology of zoo animals, and environmental enrichment. Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, where her teaching and research centres on the behaviour and welfare of zoo animals.

Reviews for Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

It is written in a lively and accessible style, and covers every aspect of zoo animal management, from basic biology to legislation and record keeping. It is highly readable and scientifically well grounded. Jenny Morton, The Biologist


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