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Wild Animals in Captivity covers some of the mistaken notions concerning the conditions of animals in captivity, most of which are the result of an anthropomorphic approach to the subject.
This book is composed of 12 chapters and starts with an overview of the historical development of zoological gardens. The succeeding chapters deal with the territorial requirements and sociological factors in the wild life. These topics are followed by discussions of the wild animal’s transition behavior from freedom to captivity; the physiological and psychological aspects of animal captivity; and the motive and situation of animal escapes. Other chapters emphasize the physical and biological environment of animals in captivity. The final chapters examine the problems related to feeding patterns, and nutrition of captive animals. These chapters also explore the relationship between human and animal, their capacity to be tamed and trained.
This book will prove useful to zoologists.
2 Territorial Requirements in the Wild State
The Biochore or Habitat
The Biotope or Ecological Niche
Space and Time Pattern
The Mosaic of Territories
3 Sociological Factors in the Wild State
Mating Pattern and Reproduction Ceremonial
4 From Freedom to Captivity
5 Range in the Wild State
The Space Necessary Physiologically and Psychologically
Activity from Internal Motive and External Cause
6 The Problem of Confined Space
Biological and Psychological
Motives and Situation
8 Quality of the Environment
9 Exogenous Factors: Physical Environment
Water and Air (Climate)
10 Exogenous Factors: Biological Environment
11 The Problem of Food
The Social Factor
Quality and Quantity of Food
Food Presentation—Timing and Method
12 The Animal's Relationship with Man
Degrees of Relationship
Meaning of Tameness
Meanings of Training
Pathic Attitude Towards Man
Both Sides of the Zoological Garden
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1950
- 1st January 1950
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