By Paul A. Rees
This ebook is meant as an introductory textual content for college students learning quite a lot of classes all in favour of animal administration, zoo biology and flora and fauna conservation, and will even be worthy to zookeepers and different zoo pros. it truly is divided into 3 elements. half 1 considers the functionality of zoos, their heritage, how zoos are controlled, ethics, zoo laws and flora and fauna conservation legislations. half 2 discusses the layout of zoos and zoo indicates, animal food, 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, list holding, and the academic position of zoos, together with a attention of customer behaviour. It concludes with a dialogue of the function of zoos within the conservation of species within the wild and in species reintroductions. This ebook takes a world viewpoint and encompasses a wide selection of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes quite within the united kingdom, Europe, North the USA and Australasia.
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T. sondaica P. t. virgata Bali tiger Javan tiger Caspian tiger The binomial system is hierarchical in nature, with similar species being collected together into larger and larger groups. Related species are grouped into genera; similar genera are grouped into families; similar families are grouped into orders and so on. The main divisions (or taxa) of this hierarchical system are: ● Kingdom ● Phylum (plural: phyla) ● Class ● Order ● Family ● Genus (plural: genera) ● Species (plural: species). The complete system is much more complex than this and includes groupings such as suborders, superfamilies and infraclasses which fall between those listed above.
Monks also sometimes had menageries, such as the one at SaintGall in Switzerland, where bears, badgers, herons and silver pheasants were kept. In England, about 1100, Henry I had a menagerie at Woodstock that contained lions, leopards, lynx, camels and a rare owl. This was later moved to the Tower of London, probably by Henry III. In 1251 Henry III received a polar bear that was allowed to fish in the River Thames. Three years later he received an elephant from the King of France, Louis IX. The elephant was the first in England and was put on display to the public.
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