Devra G. Kleiman, Katerina V. Thompson and Charlotte Kirk Baer (Ed.)
Wild Mammals in Captivity
Principles & Techniques for Zoo Management
Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For
nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential
reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition.
Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and
management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume,
the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances
in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and, new thinking in
animal management and welfare. In this edition, more than 75% of the text is new, and information
from more than 75 contributors is thoroughly updated. This standard text for all courses in
zoo biology will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers,
researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.
2010, 570 pages, 22 x 28,5 cm, Hardcover, The University of Chicago Press, 68,75 Euro, ISBN 978-0-226-44009-5