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Zoo Studies Living Collections, Their Animals and Visitors

By: Paul A Rees(Author)
473 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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Zoos and aquariums are culturally and historically important places where families enjoy their leisure time and scientists study exotic animals. Many contain buildings of great architectural merit. Some people consider zoos little more than animal prisons, while others believe they play an important role in conservation and education. Zoos have been the subject of a vast number of academic studies, whose results are scattered throughout the literature. This interdisciplinary volume brings together research on animal behaviour, visitor studies, zoo history, human-animal relationships, veterinary medicine, welfare, education, enclosure design, reproduction, legislation, and zoo management conducted at around 200 institutions located throughout the world. The book is neither 'pro-' nor 'anti-' zoo and attempts to strike a balance between praising zoos for the good work they have done in the conservation of some species while recognising that they face many challenges in making themselves relevant in the modern world.


1. Zoos and research
2. Defining zoos, their culture and visitors
3. Zoos and education
4. Anthrozoology and visitor behaviour
5. Zoo organisation and regulation
6. Ethics, zoos and public attitudes
7. The contribution of zoos to Zoology
8. Animals and their enclosures
9. Animal welfare
10. Enrichment and training
11. Conservation breeding, reproduction and genetics
12. Restoration, rehabilitation and in situ conservation
13. Animal nutrition and conservation medicine
14. The past and future of zoos

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Paul A. Rees was formerly a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford, UK, where he taught zoo biology and wildlife law. He has taught a wide range of subjects including biology, psychology, and environmental science in colleges in the UK and Nigeria. He has a long-standing interest in large mammals, especially the ecology, behaviour and conservation of elephants and felids. His previous books include An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management (2011), A Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013), Studying Captive Animals (2015), and Elephants under Human Care (2021).

By: Paul A Rees(Author)
473 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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