Carrots and Sticks
Call Number: QL785 .M47 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Drawing on interviews with leading animal trainers, Carrots and Sticks offers 50 case studies that explore the step-by-step training of a wide variety of companion, working and exotic animals; reviews the preparation of animals prior to training and common pitfalls encountered. The book brings behavioural science to life, explaining animal training techniques in the language of learning theory.
Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched
Call Number: QL76 .S88 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Graduates of the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at California's Moorpark College land jobs in prestigious zoos, animal sanctuaries and research facilities, and they can be found in high-profile positions in Hollywood studios, the U.S. Navy and the organization Guide Dogs for the Blind. Sutherland chronicles the intriguing year she spent with students at this "Harvard for exotic animal trainers," accompanying the "first years" as they interact with the exotic and not-so-exotic animals in the teaching zoo.
Reaching the Animal Mind
Call Number: QL785 .P79 2009
Publication Date: 2009
A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training--an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior--and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor's interactions with animals of all sorts, "Reaching the Animal Mind "presents the sum total of her life's work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life.
Zookeeping : An Introduction to the Science and Technology
Call Number: QL76 .Z665 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations. Topics include: zookeeping; evolution of zoos; workplace safety; animal management; taxon-specific animal husbandry; animal behavior, enrichment and training; veterinary care; public education and outreach; and conservation science.
Zoo Animal Welfare
Call Number: QL74 .M37 2013 MAIN
Publication Date: 2013-04-05
Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author's 24 years of experience as a zoo executive and international leader in the field of zoo biology. The authors' academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. Recognizing the great potential of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational book to guide the strategic vision of superior, welfare-oriented institutions. The authors speak directly to caretakers working on the front lines of zoo management, and to the decision-makers responsible for elevating the priority of animal welfare in their respective zoo. In great detail, Maple and Perdue demonstrate how zoos and aquariums can be designed to achieve optimal standards of welfare and wellness. --Provided by publisher.
Zoo Animals : Behaviour, Management and Welfare
Call Number: QL74 .H67 2013 MAIN
Publication Date: 2013
The keeping of zoo animals has become a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key problems they face in trying to feed, breed, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. --Provided by publisher.