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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Coch007, 27 Jun 2016.

  1. Coch007

    Coch007 New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I am just wondering if any of you know of an online database or reference site that I can look into that will tell me the requirements for zoo habitats? I am looking for everything from temperature to size.

    Thank you in advance! :)
     
  2. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Here is EAZA standards for care of zoo animals in zoos, it is general but very helpfull and interesting: http://www.eaza.net/assets/Uploads/...he-Accommodation-and-Care-of-Animals-2014.pdf

    Here is something simmilar from America: https://www.aza.org/animal-care-manuals

    And Zoological association of America: http://www.zaa.org/images/pages/misc/ZAA_Accreditation_Standards.pdf

    Merck Veterinary Manual would provide quick, usefull info about reptiles, and some other exotic animals.

    There are also care manuals for individual animals
     
  3. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

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    The EAZA "Virtual Zoo" on their website used to provide the detail you seek on quite a few species. But then they did away with that :-(