on 22 August 1998
This long awaited volume updates Crandall's long standing and now out-of-print classic "Management of Wild Mammals in Captivity." Contains a total of 48 separate contributions from 76 different authors covering a huge variety of topics including: Basic Husbandry; Feeding and Nutrition of Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores; Exhibition Techniques; Behavior; Reproduction; and more. An essential reference for anyone maintaining mammals in captivity. Illustrated with some b/w photos & drawings, numerous graphs and tables, and five appendices. This book comes in a paperback as well as a hardcover edition.
`Wild Mammals in Captivity' is an in-depth and comprehensive text book looking at the various aspects of animal life in captivity. It looks at a wide range of animals and topics and the main parts cover Basic Husbandry, Nutrition, Exhibitry, Population Management for Conservation, Behaviour, Reproduction, Captive Mammal Research and five appendices. The book is large and relatively heavy and the font is quite small, this is definitely a book to use for studies rather than to read purely for enjoyment. Although the information on offer was also very enjoyable to read! There aren't too many pictures and what one's there are are in black and white. There are also some graphs and charts explaining various points raised. Each chapter is extensively referenced and the information on offer is precise and scholarly. This is recommended for participants of the `Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals' and would be invaluable reading for just such a course. Plenty of information on offer to assist with your animal care studies, well worth considering.
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on 18 October 2009
i am currently in my 3rd year of bsc hons in zoo biology. me and my girl friend went halves on this book as she is studying the same course. it hasnt dissapointed, i use it for every assignment. the pictures are excellent.It uses brilliant examples to illustrate points. I deffinately reccomend this to anyone studing a similar course. I only wish i would of had it for my first 2 years.
on 18 January 2008
An easy to read, clearly written book in digestible chapters, although based on American collections of animals. A good reference book for people working with wild animals or those interested in captive wild animals.