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Most historically important books for improving captive animal welfare?

Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by La Cucaracha, 22 Jan 2023.

  1. La Cucaracha

    La Cucaracha Well-Known Member

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    Currently reading Heini Hediger's Studies of the psychology and behaviour of captive animals in zoos and circuses and Wild Animals in Captivity. Also reading David Hancocks' A Different Nature.
    I'm wondering what other books have been historically important for modernizing captive animal welfare and modern zoo design.
     
  2. Neil chace

    Neil chace Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Anything written by Marian Stamp Dawkins would be a good start. She's considered by many to be a pioneer in the scientific field of Animal Welfare, albeit her focus was more geared towards domestics, much of her ideas apply to any animals kept in captivity.
     
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