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1. Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment
2. Zoos in New Mexico: Alameda Park
3. Ethics on the Ark: Zoos, Animal

1. Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals (Zoo and Aquarium Biology and Conservation Series)
Hardcover: 350 Pages (1998-04)
list price: US$32.95 -- used & new: US$115.22
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Asin: 1560987456
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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SECOND NATURE brings together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists to explore innovative strategies for environmental enrichment in laboratories and marine parks as well as in zoos. Providing a theoretical framework for the science of environmental enrichment in a variety of settings, the book renews and extends a humane approach to the keeping and conservation of animals. 28 illustrations . ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best book of environmental enrichment
This book is a masterpiece, cause the articles inside showed us in Brazil what we can do to promote welfare to our zoo animals. All chapters are essentials for any biologist that works with ex-situ conservation. I recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful book for vets.
This is an extraordinary book, very useful and easy to read. Every zoo should have one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, a must have for zoologists
I am a zookeeper in an accredited zoological institution and this book is a must read as we care for captive animals. A comprehensive enrichment program is critical for wild animals in captive environments as these programs provide the animals with choices, complexities, and change. The guiding principle for enrichment is based on the animal's natural history. This book very appropriately emphasizes the requirement of enrichment for the animal's well being. Read this book and it will give you hope.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This is my must have book (bible) for my research on environmental enrichment.If you work with animals in a captive situation, you need to read this book.The book also deals with stereotypy.A lot of excellent information on enrichment and its implications for captive animals.If you are at all interested in environmental enrichment or currently implement an enrichment program for your animals, do yourself a favor and read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise
I bought "Ethics on the Ark" at the same time as this book, and was disappointed with that book.This book, however, was a very nice surprise.I felt it gave a unbiased view of captive animal enrichment, and the ethics behind keeping animals in captivity.I appreciated the completeness of this book, starting from a historical perspective, straight through to modern reasoning.I would say this is a must have for anyone working with animals in a captive environment. ... Read more

2. Zoos in New Mexico: Alameda Park Zoo, Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium, Wildlife West Nature Park, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Paperback: 28 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1158522029
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Chapters: Alameda Park Zoo, Rio Grande Zoo, Albuquerque Aquarium, Wildlife West Nature Park, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Alameda Park Zoo -Notable species at the zoo include the White Sands pupfish, the Mexican Gray Wolf, the Hawaiian Goose, and the Markhor goat. The zoo is a Species Survival Plan Captive Facility for the Mexican Gray Wolf, and in 2006 there were two wolves resident in the zoo. Three Mexican Gray Wolf pups were born at the zoo in 1994, and seven in 1995. The zoo receives birds of prey that have been injured and heals them. If the birds are well enough to return to the wild they are released, otherwise they are kept in the zoo. Some special exhibits include a lemur exhibit, a birds of prey exhibit, and a butterfly garden. Several programs operate in the Educational Center, including an Eco-Ranger Junior Zookeeper program. The center is also open to the public for viewing videos and reading books from the collection. Some animals are housed in the center. Alameda Park Zoo is accredited through March 2011 by Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is one of about 220 zoos to hold AZA accreditation, and one of only three in New Mexico (the other two are Albuquerque Biological Park and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad). The zoo was created in 1898 at its present location at the south end of Alameda Park to entertain train passengers while they waited for the train to refuel. In the early days the zoo received gifts of exotic pets such as raccoons, skunks and birds from local residents. Cages in the early days were made of chain-link fencing, and these were gradually replaced beginning in the 1970s and 1980s. The zoo went into decline in the 1970s, and in an 1987 int...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=17361623 ... Read more

3. Ethics on the Ark: Zoos, Animal Welfare, and Wildlife Conservation (Zoo and Aquarium Biology and Conservation)
by Bryan G. Norton, Michael Hutchins, Terry L. Maple
 Hardcover: 330 Pages (1995-07)
list price: US$32.50 -- used & new: US$49.78
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Asin: 1560985151
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ethics on the Ark presents a passionate, multivocal discussion—among zoo professionals, activists, conservation biologists, and philosophers—about the future of zoos and aquariums, the treatment of animals in captivity, and the question of whether the individual, the species, or the ecosystem is the most important focus in conservation efforts. Contributors represent all sides of the issues. Moving from the fundamental to the practical, from biodiversity to population regulation, from animal research to captive breeding, Ethics on the Ark represents an important gathering of the many fervent and contentious viewpoints shaping the wildlife conservation debate. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars A little one sided
I wanted a book that discussed the ethics behind captive animals, however this book was decidedly one sided.While I generally agree with animal rights ethics, I wanted to learn more about the reasons TO keep animals captive, and this book did not furnish that side.In fact, I felt most of the submitting authors displayed a hostile tendancy.It is a decent book on the history of zoos, as long as you're only interested in seeing this subject from one perspective.It left me feeling defensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good material on history and future of zoos
This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history and future of zoos and animal parks, as well as offering an assessmentof present day facilities.Pro and con essays on a variety of topics relatedto zoo management, aquisition of animals and captive breeding provide bothsides of the controversial issue of maintaining animals in captivity. Slight bias toward the view of zoos as the only viable future situation forwildlife but still offers critical analysis of

issues involved. ... Read more

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