Wild Animal Management in Zoos
Wild Animal Management in Zoos ANISCI 103
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allison Jasa on Monday October 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANISCI 103 at University of Massachusetts taught by Dr. Beltaire in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Intro to Animal Management in Animal Science and Zoology at University of Massachusetts.
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Wild Animal Management in Zoos 0 Zoo History 0 Started as exotic animal menageries usually gifts from Country leaders 0 Became more popular more open to the public wanted one of everything 0 Change in attitude towards conservation 0 Role of Modern Zoos 0 Conservation 0 Education 0 Research 0 Sustainability have the population be genetically viable AZA Accreditation 0 Association of Zoos and Aquariums 0 High standards to be accredited 0 Regulations 0 Permitting o USDA once a yr 0 APHIS o CITES 0 Safety 0 Public 0 Employees 0 Animals 0 Record Keeping 0 Individual animal tracking I Behavior I Reproduction I Diet I Husbandry I Medical I Enclosure 0 ISIS I International Species Information System I Everyone gets their own allows you to track them 0 Really good at masking any abnormal behavior be very observant 0 Cleaning and Maintaining Facilities 0 Exhibit repair and maintenance 0 Cleaning scoop the poop 0 Exhibit 0 Maintenance 0 Protected contact always some barrier bw animal and workers 0 Public Interactions 0 Interpretation 0 Conservation message 0 Education I Talk about what they do in the Wild 0 Diet PreparationFeeding o Diets that are nutritionally complete and engaging o Commissary the animal food prep area 0 Used to be fed lots of bread sweet fruits like apples 0 Now they are being fed lots of greens Conservation 0 In Situ and EX Situ I In Situ working on conservation programs in the animal s native habitat I EX Situ moving animals out of their native habitat and working on conservation programs 0 SSP species survival plans Studbooks TAG taxon advisory groups 0 Reintroduction Programs I Mexican Grey Wolves endangered 0 Local Programs I Karner Blue Butter ies 0 Global Programs I Amphibians of Panama I Chytrid fungus thickens their skin and kills them I Successful with breeding them Veterinary Care 0 Zoo Vets I Takes a lot more to become a zoo vet I 3 4 yr residency I Have to publish 5 papers in academic journals 0 Different Drugs 0 Safety 0 Stress Levels 0 Disease Enrichment 0 Habitat I Dirt grass live trees streams o Sensory I Sounds 0 Environmental enrichment devices I Things they can move and play with o Foragingfood I Mimic their wild instincts to find food 0 Behavioral conditioningtraining I Behaviors vs Tricks I Husbandry I Don t train if they don t want to I Train the big cats to voluntarily show their tail so blood can be draw I Training to make the animal s lives better not for entertainment I Voluntarily step onto scales into crates Acquiring Animals OOOO Captive Bred Inter Zoo Loans Trade SSPs