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Author Rees, Paul A., author.

Title Elephants under human care : the behaviour, ecology, and welfare of elephants in captivity / Paul A. Rees, School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Published London, United Kingdom ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 389 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Elephants and their relationship with humans -- Ethological data collection and elephant activity budgets -- Elephant social structure, behaviour and complexity -- Elephant reproductive biology -- Elephant cognition, communication and tool use -- Elephant ecology and genetics -- Elephant welfare -- Housing and handling elephants -- Ethics, pressure groups and the law -- The conservation value of captive elephants -- The future of elephants in captivity
Summary This book draws together, for the first time, the published research on the behaviour, ecology and welfare of elephants living in zoos, circuses, logging camps and other captive environments in a single comprehensive volume. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, considering the work of zoo biologists, animal behaviour and welfare scientists, veterinarians, philosophers, zoo educators, tourism specialists, conservation biologists, lawyers and others with a professional interest in elephants. Elephants under Human Care: The Behaviour, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity is a valuable resource for zoo biology and animal welfare researchers. It is also useful for students and zoo professionals and managers looking for a comprehensive guide to current research on captive elephants. Although not intended as a husbandry manual, the book discusses some of the elephant welfare standards developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and their relationship to current knowledge of captive elephants. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-378) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Captive elephants -- Behavior
Captive elephants -- Ecology
Animal welfare.
Animal welfare
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780128167267
Other Titles Elephants under human care : the behavior, ecology, and welfare of elephants in captivity