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By Paul A. Rees

This booklet is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning a variety of classes keen on animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be important to zookeepers and different zoo execs. it truly is divided into 3 elements. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their heritage, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislations. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo indicates, animal meals, 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, list maintaining, and the academic 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 publication takes a world standpoint and incorporates a wide variety of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes fairly within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.

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In 1907 Hagenbeck founded his own zoo at Stellingen, near Hamburg. 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.

Others specialise in animals from particular taxa – for example chimps or bears – that have previously been kept by circuses or zoos, or have been confiscated by the authorities. Many of these animals live out their lives in the sanctuary, but sometimes sanctuaries are able to return animals to the wild. In June 2009, a group of bonobos cared for by staff at a sanctuary run by Les Amis des Bonobos were returned to the wild in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, Dorset, UK This sanctuary is home to over 250 primates from 15 species, including 60 chimpanzees.

Charles Darwin (1809–92), naturalist on HMS Beagle who proposed the theory of evolution. Dr Louis Jean-Marie d’Aubenton (1716–1800), French naturalist, first director of Museum of Natural History, Paris. Count Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (1852–1905), French naval officer and explorer, Governor of French Congo. Emil August Goeldi (1859–1917), Swiss zoologist who taught at the University of Bern. Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), Prussian naturalist and explorer.

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