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Last Animals At The Zoo

Author : Colin Tudge
ISBN : 9781610912822
Genre : Nature
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In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos have become an essential part of modern conservation strategy, and that the only real hope for saving many endangered species is through creative use of zoos in combination with restoration of natural habitats. From the genetics of captive breeding to techniques of behavioral enrichment, Tudge examines all aspects of zoo conservation programs and explains how the precarious existence of so many animals can best be protected.

Test Prep Level 3 Who Belongs In The Zoo Comprehension And Critical Thinking

Author : Lisa Greathouse
ISBN : 9781480774933
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Students read a high-interest nonfiction article, strengthen comprehension skills by responding to follow-up questions, study a primary source document, and demonstrate critical-thinking skills through document-based questions.

Escape From The Zoo

Author : Joe Wales
ISBN : 9781493155439
Genre : Fiction
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Join Bo-Bo, Mah-rea and Linda, three daring Rheas who decide to break out of the Santa Barbara Zoo in hopes of finding their true birthplace in Brazil. Their travels are fearful and humorous but always exciting as they make new friends and a few enemies along the way. The Journey takes Bo-Bo and his sisters all over California. From The Santa Barbara Missions to The Valley of Hearst Castle you will see the world through the eyes of these very determined Rheas. Whether it’s working as a deckhand on a boat to Baja, hopping a train to Mt Shasta or hitchhiking up Highway 101 these large birds cannot be stopped. This animated adventure is for young and old alike. Anyone who has risked life and limb to follow their hearts dream will love the Original, Escape From The Zoo, Santa Barbara.

You Belong In A Zoo

Author : Peter Brazaitis
ISBN : 0307417824
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From catching alligators in the reservoirs of New York and capturing giant crocodiles in Venezuela and giant frogs in West Africa to finding mummified human heads in a Bronx apartment, eels on a bus, cobras on the loose, and crocodiles that make change—a memoir of one man’s career working with exotic reptiles and other animals. After the teenage Peter Brazaitis brought home one creepy crawly creature too many, his stepmother declared, “You are an animal, and you belong in a zoo!” He took her at her word. He went directly from high school in Brooklyn to a job at the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo, where he stayed for more than thirty years, eventually becoming superintendent of reptiles. He later became curator of the Central Park Zoo, and continues to work with law enforcement as a forensic specialist in the fight to stop illegal importation and slaughter of reptiles for the luxury exotic-leather industry. (His effectiveness at this would earn him the moniker “The Bald-Headed Snake Keeper in the Bronx.”) You Belong in a Zoo! presents the amazing experiences Brazaitis has had in more than four decades of working with wild animals. Enlightening, funny, and often outrageous, You Belong in a Zoo! is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at zoos, animal people, and some of nature’s most extraordinary creatures. From the Hardcover edition.

Zookeeping

Author : Mark D. Irwin
ISBN : 9780226925325
Genre : Science
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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

A Crazy Day At The Zoo

Author : Norman Weinstein/Amelie Weinsteinova
ISBN : 9781468934397
Genre : Fiction
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Grammy and Grampy Silver of New York City are visiting the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic, where their only granddaughter Gabby, age eight, lives. Her father, their son, lives in Prague. Gabby decides that the three of them should spend the day at the famous Prague Zoo because she, Gabby, has a day off from school and the zoo is her favorite place. Her grandparents are happy, even proud, to do so, because they will have their own private, Czech-speaking guide escorting them about. They know not a word of Czech and so they are only too happy to let Gabby take the lead. Of course she has her own idea about things, but that's all right with them, except that they learn something along the way. Perhaps eight year olds are not quite always as practical as, say, grown-ups. For example, a formal arrangement regarding time, usually known as an appointment, might not mean the same to Gabby as to Grammy and Grampy Silver. This all leads to some interesting and undesirably dramatic moments well beyond what the Silvers originally had in mind when they agreed to follow Gabby wherever she wished to lead them. A Crazy Day At the Zoo offers its reader a delightful journey of two loving grandparents and their granddaughter into some moments that might even have challenged the heroine of Alice in Wonderland.

Wild Animals In Captivity

Author : Rob Laidlaw
ISBN : 1554553881
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"A caged lion pacing back and forth on a worn path and dolphins swimming in unending circles are captive animals exhibiting 'stereotypies, ' or repetitive abnormal behaviors. These disturbing behaviors are a common sight in many zoos. Laidlaw effectively captures the plight faced by captive wild animals, even in major, apparently high-quality zoos. In four riveting chapters he explores first the general issues of life in captivity, then addresses specific, often severe, problems faced by polar bears, elephants, dolphins and Great Apes. He goes on to discuss types of zoos and their particular flaws, then concludes with advice for readers on objective evaluation of the zoos they visit and offers a list of ten ways to help animals in captivity. This eye-opening look at zoo issues will strike a chord with readers and would be a useful addition to most collections." -- Kirkus Reviews on the hardcover edition "The issues raised in this important and powerful book will resonate with young and old." -- School Library Journal A large family of elephants ambles all day along a well-remembered route across the hot African savanna. Halfway around the world in a zoo in Alaska, a single female elephant paces back and forth in her cramped, concrete pen. During the sub-arctic winter, she lives alone in a dark barn. When you visit a zoo do you ever wonder what it must be like for the animals who live day by day in the same enclosures? Author Rob Laidlaw asks the tough questions that zoos often avoid: should these animals be in there at all? This is an eye-opening look at the lives of captive wild animals -- at bad zoos, good zoos, and the best wild animal sanctuaries.

One Day At The Zoo

Author : G. M. Thompson
ISBN : 0871297418
Genre : Families
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Noah The Boa At Large

Author : Henrietta Krumpett
ISBN : 9781601310798
Genre : Snakes
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Noah the Boa escapes from the zoo and spends the day exploring the town, unaware that a surprise awaits him back at the zoo.

Day At The Zoo

Author : Joshua Rae Martin
ISBN : 9781433393440
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Have you ever wondered how long a giraffe's tongue is? To find the answer to this question and many more, join the family in this book on a trip to the zoo. Use objects like cubes and scales to measure how tall, short, big, or small the animals at the zoo are.

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