"Zoo animals" as a population are a diverse array of species from all around the globe. When managed in captivity, it is important that key aspects of natural ecology are factored into animal care, as well as considerations relating to welfare, life history and behavioural needs. The Behavioural Biology of Zoo Animals is the first book on captive animal behaviour and how this applies to welfare.

The book enables all aspects of zoo husbandry and management (nutrition, enclosure design, handling and training, enrichment, population management) to be based on a sound knowledge of the species, its evolutionary history and its natural history. Chapters from expert authors cover a vast range of taxa, from primates and elephants to marine mammals and freshwater fish, to reptiles, birds and invertebrates. A final part looks to the future, considering animal health and wellbeing, the visitor experience and future visions for zoos and aquariums.

For on-the-ground practitioners as well as students of zoo biology, animal science and welfare, this book provides an explanation of key areas of behavioural biology that are important to fulfilling the aims of the modern zoo (conservation, education, research and recreation). It explains how evidence from the wild can be implemented into captive care to support the wider aims of the zoo, shedding light on the evidence-based approaches applied to zoo biology and animal management.

Chapter 3 is available to download Open Access on the www.taylorfrancis.com website under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Aa Companion Website with additional resources is freely available for all at www.bbzabook.wordpress.com and you can follow the book on Instagram at @bbza_book.   

part Part I|46 pages

Setting the scene

chapter 1|8 pages

Introduction to the behavioural biology of the zoo

ByPaul Rose

chapter 2|9 pages

Behavioural biology in animal collection planning and conservation

ByJessica Harley
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chapter 4|8 pages

Behavioural biology, applied zoo science, and research

ByRicardo Lemos de Figueiredo, María Díez-León

chapter 5|10 pages

Behavioural biology methods and data collection in the zoo

ByJack Lewton, Samantha Ward

part Part II|236 pages

Selected taxonomic accounts

chapter 6|17 pages

The behavioural biology of primates

ByLisa M. Riley

chapter 7|16 pages

The behavioural biology of ungulates and elephants

ByIan Hickey, Paul Rose, Lewis Rowden

chapter 8|13 pages

The behavioural biology of carnivores

ByKerry A. Hunt

chapter 9|21 pages

The behavioural biology of marine mammals

ByLouise Bell, Michael Weiss

chapter 10|14 pages

The behavioural biology of marsupials and monotremes

ByMarianne Freeman

chapter 11|19 pages

The behavioural biology of flightless birds

ByLisa Ward, Linda Henry

chapter 12|18 pages

The behavioural biology of waterbirds

ByPaul Rose, Andrew Mooney, Joanna Klass

chapter 13|13 pages

The behavioural biology of parrots

ByJohn E. Andrews

chapter 14|12 pages

The behavioural biology of hornbills, toucans, and kingfishers

ByJonathan Beilby

chapter 15|15 pages

The behavioural biology of passerines

ByPhillip J. Greenwell, Jonathan Beilby

chapter 16|12 pages

The behavioural biology of captive reptiles

BySteve Nash

chapter 17|12 pages

The behavioural biology of amphibians

ByJack Boultwood

chapter 18|16 pages

The behavioural biology of freshwater fishes

ByChloe Stevens, Matthew Fiddes, Paul Rose

chapter 19|16 pages

The behavioural biology of marine fishes and sharks

ByChristopher D. Sturdy, Georgia C. A. Jones, Jake Scales

chapter 20|14 pages

The behavioural biology of invertebrates

ByJames E. Brereton

part Part III|59 pages

For the future

chapter 21|8 pages

Behavioural biology and zoo animal welfare:

For the future
ByLisa M. Riley, María Díez-León, Paul Rose

chapter 22|10 pages

Behavioural biology and animal health and wellbeing

ByMichelle O’Brien

chapter 23|10 pages

Behavioural biology and enhancing visitor education and experiences

ByBeau-Jensen McCubbin

chapter 24|9 pages

Behavioural biology and the zoo as a nature reserve

ByJames E. Brereton

chapter 25|8 pages

Behavioural biology for the evidence-based keeper

ByChristopher J. Michaels, Louise Jakobsen, Zoe Newnham

chapter 26|11 pages

Behavioural biology and the future zoo:

Overall conclusions
ByPaul Rose, Brent A. Huffman