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Australian Mammals : Biology and Captive Management (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal.

Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals.Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo.

For each animal group the following information is covered: Taxonomy; Housing Requirements; General Husbandry; Feeding Requirements; Handling and Transport; Health requirements; Behavior; Breeding; and Artificial Rearing.

The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques.

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students.

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Publisher Csiro
Mfg Part# 9780643095076
SKU 210607809
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0643095071
Release Date 6/2/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0548
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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