Elephants Under Human Care Book
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Elephants Under Human Care


  • Author : Paul A. Rees
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-27
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128167267

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This book draws together, for the first time, the published research on the behaviour, ecology and welfare of elephants living in zoos, circuses, logging camps and other captive environments in a single comprehensive volume. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, considering the work of zoo biologists, animal behaviour and welfare scientists, veterinarians, philosophers, zoo educators, tourism specialists, conservation biologists, lawyers and others with a professional interest in elephants. Elephants under Human Care: The Behaviour, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity is a valuable resource for zoo biology and animal welfare researchers. It is also useful for students and zoo professionals and managers looking for a comprehensive guide to current research on captive elephants. Although not intended as a husbandry manual, the book discusses some of the elephant welfare standards developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and their relationship to current knowledge of captive elephants. Includes results of captive studies compared with field studies of wild elephants Features original images of elephant behaviour as they live and behave under human care Includes results of the author’s original research including many original photographs Considers future implications of research for the welfare and conservation of elephants, both for elephants in captivity and those living in the wild

Proceedings 2021 Joint AAZV EAZWV Conference Book

Proceedings 2021 Joint AAZV EAZWV Conference


  • Author : Charlotte Kirk Baer
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9783754337066

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These are the proceedings of the 2021 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Conference.

Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology Book

Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology


  • Author : Kirk N. Gelatt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 912
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119801351

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A user-friendly reference to basic, foundational information on veterinary ophthalmology This book provides readers with a user-friendly manual to the basics of veterinary ophthalmology. It puts a focus on the most relevant information for clinical practice. Emphasizing canine ophthalmology, the book also covers the foundations of feline, equine, farm animal, and exotic animal ophthalmology. To aid in reader comprehension and information assimilation, a companion website presents review questions and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Sample topics covered within the work include: Ophthalmic foundations: ophthalmic development and structure, physiology of the eye and vision, and ocular pharmacology and therapeutics Canine ophthalmology: canine orbit (disease and surgery), canine eyelids (disease and surgery), canine lacrimal apparatus (tear secretion and drainage), canine cornea (diseases and surgery) and canine glaucoma Other species: feline ophthalmology, equine ophthalmology, and food and fiber animal ophthalmology Ophthalmic and systemic diseases: comparative neuro-ophthalmology and systemic disease and the eye Essentials of Veterinary Ophthalmology is a useful guide for veterinary students and practitioners looking to build out their core foundations of knowledge within their specific programs of study and disciplines.

Elephants on the Edge Book

Elephants on the Edge


  • Author : G. A. Bradshaw
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300154917

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“At times sad and at times heartwarming . . . Helps us to understand not only elephants, but all animals, including ourselves” (Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation). Drawing on accounts from India to Africa and California to Tennessee, and on research in neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior, G. A. Bradshaw explores the minds, emotions, and lives of elephants. Wars, starvation, mass culls, poaching, and habitat loss have reduced elephant numbers from more than ten million to a few hundred thousand, leaving orphans bereft of the elders who would normally mentor them. As a consequence, traumatized elephants have become aggressive against people, other animals, and even one another; their behavior is comparable to that of humans who have experienced genocide, other types of violence, and social collapse. By exploring the elephant mind and experience in the wild and in captivity, Bradshaw bears witness to the breakdown of ancient elephant cultures. But, she reminds us, all is not lost. People are working to save elephants by rescuing orphaned infants and rehabilitating adult zoo and circus elephants, using the same principles psychologists apply in treating humans who have survived trauma. Bradshaw urges us to support these and other models of elephant recovery and to solve pressing social and environmental crises affecting all animals—humans included. “This book opens the door into the soul of the elephant. It will really make you think about our relationship with other animals.” —Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Book

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation


  • Author : William V. Holt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493908202

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Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Excerpt :

Reproductive biology is more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems. This book is therefore threefold; (1) it provides a snapshot of the state of the art in terms of species-specific reproductive technologies, whether for individual animals or whole taxonomic groups; (2) it sets the reproductive problems in context and emphasizes the links between animal-based problems and the wider world, e.g. reproductive fitness and (3) it looks forward and presents realistic assessments of how effective some of the more recently developed techniques in reproductive technology might be at combating extinctions. This is a wide-ranging book that will be relevant to anyone involved in reproductive biology or in species conservation and provides provide them some useful perspectives about the real utility of current and emerging technologies. It has contributions from experts in reproduction and related fields.

The Behavioural Biology of Zoo Animals Book

The Behavioural Biology of Zoo Animals


  • Author : Paul Rose
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000776577

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The Behavioural Biology of Zoo Animals Excerpt :

"Zoo animals" as a population are a diverse array of species from all around the globe. When managed in captivity, it is important that key aspects of natural ecology are factored into animal care, as well as considerations relating to welfare, life history and behavioural needs. The Behavioural Biology of Zoo Animals is the first book on captive animal behaviour and how this applies to welfare. The book enables all aspects of zoo husbandry and management (nutrition, enclosure design, handling and training, enrichment, population management) to be based on a sound knowledge of the species, its evolutionary history and its natural history. Chapters from expert authors cover a vast range of taxa, from primates and elephants to marine mammals and freshwater fish, to reptiles, birds and invertebrates. A final part looks to the future, considering animal health and wellbeing, the visitor experience and future visions for zoos and aquariums. For on-the-ground practitioners as well as students of zoo biology, animal science and welfare, this book provides an explanation of key areas of behavioural biology that are important to fulfilling the aims of the modern zoo (conservation, education, research and recreation). It explains how evidence from the wild can be implemented into captive care to support the wider aims of the zoo, shedding light on the evidence-based approaches applied to zoo biology and animal management. Chapter 3 is available to download Open Access on the www.taylorfrancis.com website.

Sustainable Escapes Book

Sustainable Escapes


  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 2020-03-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838690373

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This is Lonely Planet's guide to the world's best eco-friendly resorts and experiences. From eco-lodges with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives to tours designed to protect wildlife and empower communities, you'll discover remarkable places where you can feel good about spending your time and money.

Biology  Medicine  and Surgery of Elephants Book

Biology Medicine and Surgery of Elephants


  • Author : Murray Fowler
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-01-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470344118

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Biology Medicine and Surgery of Elephants Excerpt :

Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text on elephant medicine and surgery. Based on the expertise of 36 scientists and clinical veterinarians, this volume covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery of the elephant as known today. Written by the foremost experts in the field Comprehensively covers both Asian and African elephants Complete with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information Well-illustrated and organized for easy reference

Elephants and Ethics Book

Elephants and Ethics


  • Author : Christen Wemmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-07-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131797511

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"In Elephants and Ethics, Christen Wemmer and Catherine A. Christen assemble an international cohort of experts to review the history of human-elephant relations, discuss current issues of vital concern to elephant welfare, and assess the prospects for the ethical coexistence of both species."--Front flap.

Culture and Communication in Thailand Book
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Culture and Communication in Thailand


  • Author : Patchanee Malikhao
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811041259

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This book features research papers that examine a host of contemporary issues in Thailand. Coverage includes culture, gender violence, tourism, human trafficking, environmental and ecological issues, sustainability and the sufficiency economy, the (mis)handling of elephants, and more. It features a sociological and anthropological perspective with a dash of communication for sustainable social change. The papers investigate the various phases of communication technology and its impact on cultural change in the country. They explore the use of social networks and privacy issues as well as ethical journalism in the contexts of Thai Buddhism, Thai culture, and other enabling environmental factors. The contributors focus on documentary research of both quantitative and qualitative data on Thai social change as a consequence of globalization and digital technology. They first provide a general overview of social media and communication in the country. Next, the authors go on to explore the specifics of digital communication. This includes a look at its impact on the various ways of Thai communication given politico-economic and religious influences.

Animals and Ourselves Book

Animals and Ourselves


  • Author : Kathy Merlock Jackson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476671734

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The relationship between humans and animals has always been strong, symbiotic and complicated. Animals, real and fictional, have been a mainstay in the arts and entertainment, figuring prominently in literature, film, television, social media, and live performances. Increasingly, though, people are anthropomorphizing animals, assigning them humanoid roles, tasks and identities. At the same time, humans, such as members of the furry culture or college mascots, find pleasure in adopting animal identities and characteristics. This book is the first of its kind to explore these growing phenomena across media. The contributors to this collection represent various disciplines, to include the arts, humanities, social sciences, and healthcare. Their essays demonstrate the various ways that human and animal lives are intertwined and constantly evolving.

Rethinking Human Elephant Relations in South Asia Book

Rethinking Human Elephant Relations in South Asia


  • Author : Piers Locke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2016-01-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0199467226

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Rethinking Human Elephant Relations in South Asia Excerpt :

As formidable instruments of war, they have changed the destinies of empires. As marauding crop raiders, they are despised. As an endangered species, they are cherished. Numerous and often contrasting are the ways in which elephants have been regarded by humans across millennia. Today, with reduced forest cover, human population expansion, and increasing industrialization, interaction between the two species is unavoidable and conflict is not mere happenstance. What, then, is the future of this relationship? In South Asia, human-elephant relationships resonate with cultural significance. From the importance of elephants in ancient texts to the role of mahouts over centuries, from discussions on de-extinction to accounts of intimate companionship, the essays in this book�reveal the various dynamics of the relationship between two intelligent social mammals. Eschewing such binaries as human and animal or nature and culture, the essays present elephants as subjective agents who think, feel, and emote. Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence underscores the fact that we cannot understand elephant habitat and behaviour in isolation from the humans that help configure it. Significantly, nor can we understand human political, economic, and social life without the elephants that shape and share the world with them.�

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Book

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation


  • Author : Pierre Comizzoli
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030236335

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Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Excerpt :

This second edition emphasizes the environmental impact on reproduction, with updated chapters throughout as well as complete new chapters on species such as sharks and rays. This is a wide-ranging book that will be of relevance to anyone involved in species conservation, and provides critical perspectives on the real utility of current and emerging reproductive sciences. Understanding reproductive biology is centrally important to the way many of the world’s conservation problems should be tackled. Currently the extinction problem is huge, with up to 30% of the world’s fauna being expected to disappear in the next 50 years. Nevertheless, it has been estimated that the global population of animals in zoos encompasses 12,000 – 15,000 species, and we anticipate that every effort will be made to preserve these species for as long as possible, minimizing inbreeding effects and providing the best welfare standards available. Even if the reproductive biology community cannot solve the global biodiversity crisis for all wild species, we should do our best to maintain important captive populations. Reproductive biology in this context is much more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species that society might target for a variety of reasons, whether nationalistic, cultural or practical, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems.

The Sri Lankan Elephant Book

The Sri Lankan Elephant


  • Author : Mangala De Silva
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Asiatic elephant
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105210626680

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Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999 Book

Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Captive wild animals
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754070178151

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