- 15 (0.125 EFTS)
- To enable the student to understand the philosophical, scientific and practical basis for the maintenance of wild animals in captivity.
- Pre-requisites / Co-requisites:
- Topics include:
Role of Modern Zoos - Historic zoo styles, philosophies, and impacts on modern zoo roles, Modern philosophical, scientific and practical rationales for including conservation, recreation,
education, advocacy, research, sustainability, collaboration; specific and general ethical standpoints as they relate to the zoo industry; methods for measuring success of industry outcomes.
Small population animal management - Issues of small animal population management. Taxonomy and cladistics.
Genetic analysis. Demographic analysis.
Records keeping systems. Breeding control; chemical, biological and physical.
Zoo Exhibitory - Theories of zoo exhibitory, visitor engagement, signage, welfare, recreational and educational design aspects, containment, indigenous peoples? consultation and recognition ? specifically Maori for New Zealand zoos and exhibits.
Requirements for Captive Wild Animal Health and Husbandry - Captive diets and feeding strategies, hygiene, , pest control, specific health issues, enrichment,
training and conditioning, examination, monitoring, treatment, animal dangers, emergencies, human based safety issues.
- Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
- There are no classes on public holidays.
You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.
|From – To||Session||Day||Time||Campus (Room)|
|23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18||Tutorial||Monday||09:30 - 10:30||Mt Albert (170-2068)|
|26 Jul 18 - 27 Sep 18||Tutorial||Thursday||10:30 - 12:30||Mt Albert (170-2066)|
|15 Oct 18 - 29 Oct 18||Tutorial||Monday||09:30 - 10:30||Mt Albert (170-2068)|
|18 Oct 18 - 1 Nov 18||Tutorial||Thursday||10:30 - 12:30||Mt Albert (170-2066)|
- Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).