• Appendix 4: Annotated bibliography of books, journals, and web sites on captive management.

      Kenyon Barboza, K.; Coates, Linda L.; Kleiman, Devra G. (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
      ...Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare.....
    • Guidelines for zoo and aquarium veterinary medical programs and veterinary hospitals

      Backues, Kay; Clyde, Vickie; Denver, Mary; Fiorello, Christine; Hilsenroth, Rob; Lamberski, Nadine; Larson, Scott; Meehan, Tom; Murray, Mike; Ramer, Jan (2011)
      ... The following document is the fifth edition developed by the Veterinary Standards Committee of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians to be used as a guideline for zoos and aquariums in developing and evaluating the medical programs in their institutions. The Veterinary Medical Program encompasses the routine medical and surgical care of the collection and the preventive medicine program. In order for the veterinary staff to support these programs of veterinary care, a hospital facility appropriate to the collection's needs is required. It is hoped that this document will be an aid in the accreditation of zoos and aquariums by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
    • The effects of education programs on Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) behavior

      Miller, Lance J.; Mellen, J.; Greer, T.; Kuczaj, S.A. (2011)
      ...The present study examined the short-term effects of dolphin shows and interaction programmes on the behaviour of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at six facilities. Rates of affiliative behaviour, aggressive behaviour, repetitive behaviour and percentage of time spent socialising were found to be unrelated to dolphin shows or interaction programmes....
    • The one curator - one species challenge

      Wiese, Robert J.; Gray, J.; Dick, G. (2010)
      The One Curator-One Species Challenge is a plan that each zoo and aquarium commits long-term that they will lead the efforts to secure the survival of a number of species equal to the number of animal curators on staff. With this strategy the world’s zoos and aquariums could ensure survival of well over 1,000 species.
    • Zoo and wildlife libraries: An international survey

      Coates, Linda L.; Tierney, Kaitlyn Rose; (2010)
      The conservation and well-being of exotic animals is core to the mission of zoos, aquariums and many small nonprofit wildlife groups. Increasingly, these organizations are committed to scientific research, both basic and applied. To ascertain the current state of the libraries that support their efforts, librarians at the San Diego Zoo conducted an international survey between June and August, 2008. Only 73 libraries responded to our request for information....