By Paul A. Rees
This ebook is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning a variety of classes occupied with animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be necessary to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it really is divided into 3 elements. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their historical past, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and natural world conservation legislation. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo shows, animal foodstuff, 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, checklist conserving, and the tutorial position of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the position of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This booklet takes a world point of view and features a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes really within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.
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The system for assigning scientific names to organisms was devised in the 18th century by Carolus Linnaeus and is known as the binomial system because it consists of two parts: the generic name and the specific name. The name is normally written in italics. The first name (genus) always begins with an upper case letter. The second name (species) always begins with a lower case letter, even if it is derived from a country or person’s surname, for example africana or johnstoni. , Loxodonta africana Blumenbach 1797.
Prof. Paul Racey (1944– ), Professor of Natural History, University of Aberdeen. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781–1826), founder of Singapore and first president of the Zoological Society of London. Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868–1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring. Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell (1794–1884), German collector and explorer. Dr Johann Baptist von Spix (1781–1826), German naturalist, explorer and collector. Jean Baptiste Edouard Verreaux (1810–68), French naturalist, collector and animal dealer.
Raffles published descriptions of some 34 bird species and 13 species of mammals, mostly from Sumatra. He named many new species including the sun bear (Ursus malayanus ). Fig. 4 Pages from the illustrated catalogue of Bostock and Wombwell’s Royal Menagerie, 1917 edition. ) Fig. 5 Poster for the Jungle Menagerie of the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. 1 Jumbo – the most famous zoo animal of all time. Fig. 6 Jumbo the elephant. ) Jumbo the African elephant is undoubtedly the most famous zoo animal of all time (Fig.
An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management by Paul A. Rees