Mammals

 


Captive Management  Husbandry

Manuals

 

This Husbandry Manual Register is in two parts;

1. The first section is an index of Mammal Taxonomic Orders. Click on the Taxonomic link to be taken to the relevant section within the second section of the Registry.  Please note that Husbandry Manuals are not currently available for all groups or species.

2. The second section provides the contact details for the Husbandry Manuals known to us from the taxonomic group you have selected, listed by Taxonomic Family.

If the contact details for a specific Manual has changed or you know of, or are searching for, a specific Manual which is not listed here, please contact me and I will endeavour to assist.

Many of the following Husbandry Manuals are available from one or more of the regional Zoo Management Associations; unfortunately in most cases you need to be a financial member of the relevant Association in order to be eligible to obtain a copy of a Manual. However, wherever possible, contact details for obtaining a copy directly from the authors (or elsewhere) is provided.

 

 

Mammal Index

Monotremata (Monotremes)

Marsupialia (Marsupials)

Eutheria (Placentals)

Insectivora (Shrews, moles, hedgehogs, tenrecs, etc.)
 

Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews)
 

Dermoptera (Colugos/Flying Lemurs)
 

Chiroptera (Bats)
 

Scandentia (Tree shrews)
 

Primates (Prosimians, monkeys, apes and humans)

Xenarthra (Sloths, armadillos and anteaters)

Pholidota (Pangolins/Scaly Anteaters)

Lagomorpha (Rabbits, hares and pikas)

Rodentia (Squirrels, porcupines, rats, mice and woodchucks)

Cetacea (Whales, dolphins, and porpoises)

Carnivora (Dogs, wolves, cats, bears, pandas, otters, weasels etc.)

Pinnipedia (Sea lions, seals, sea elephants and walruses)

Tubulidentata (Aardvark)

Proboscidea (Elephants)

Hyracoidea (Hyraxes)

Sirenia (Dugongs and manatees)

Perissodactyla (Horses, asses, zebras, rhinos, tapirs)

Artiodactyla (Antelope, giraffe, camel, pig, hippo, cattle, goat etc.)

 

Mammal Husbandry Manuals

Common Diseases of Urban Wildlife; Mammals
K. Rose (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Common Diseases of Urban Wildlife; Myopathy & Trauma
K. Rose (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Information On Human Health Hazards From Animal Diseases (Zoonoses)
Compiled by John Potter (2007).
Contact me for availability

Wildlife Health in Tasmania: Disease Information
Department of Primary Industries and Water (undated).
- Devil Facial Tumour Disease
- Amphibian Chytridiomycosis
- Platypus Mucormycosis
- Toxoplasmosis
- Sarcoptic Mange
- Avian Influenza
- Seal Tuberculosis
Go here to download

 

Monotremata (Monotremes)

Monotreme Husbandry Manual
Cotact: Lisa Dabek
E-mail: lisa.dabek@zoo.org

AZA


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Tachyglossidae (Echidnas)

Short-beaked Echidna Husbandry Standards
Alice Seyfried (2003)
St. Louis Zoo, #1 Government Drive, Forest Park,
St. Louis MO 63110-1395, USA.
Phone: + 1 314 781 0900
Fax: + 1 647 7969
AZA
ISIS

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S., Serena, M. & Middeleton, D. (2003).
Echidnas. pp. 33-51. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

Hand Rearing Echidnas
Lynda Staker (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Aspects of Hand Raising the Short Beaked Echidna
Leigh Koppman (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


 

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Ornithorhynchidae (Platypus)

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S., Serena, M. & Middeleton, D. (2003).
Platypus. pp. 1-32. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

Platypus Husbandry Manual
Stephen Jackson (ed) (2001).
Go here to download
 

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Marsupialia (Marsupials)

Age Determination in Marsupials while still in the Pouch
Frank Wheeler (2004).
London Zoo, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY, England.
Phone: + 44 20 7722 3333
Fax: + 44 20 7586 5743
EAZA

Marsupial Husbandry Manual
AZA


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Didelphidae (Opossums)

 

Caenolestidae (Shrew Opossums)

 

Microbiotheriidae (Monito del Monte)

 

Thylacinidae (Thylacine - extinct)

 

Dasyuridae (Antechinus, Quolls, Phascogales, Tasmanian Devil etc.)

Tasmanian Devil Husbandry Manual
Vanessa Scandizzo & Chris Coupland (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Tasmanian Devil Husbandry Manual (DRAFT)
ASMP M&M Tag Working Group (2005).
ARAZPA

Tasmanian Devil Environmental Enrichment Plan
Mandy Smith (2006).

Contact me for availability

Mulgara Husbandry Guidelines.
Wes Caton (2007)
Go here to download

Red-tailed Phascogale Husbandry Guidelines
Wes Caton (2006).
Go here to download

Kultarr Husbandry Guidelines
Attard, T. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Antechinus Housing and Care Information Sheet
Norma Henderson (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S., Serena, M. & Middeleton, D. (2003).
Carnivorous Marsupials. pp. 53-98. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order
 

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Myrmecobiidae (Numbat)

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Power, V.L. & Monaghan, C.
Numbats. pp. 99-125. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order


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Peramelidae (Bandicoots)

Long-nosed Bandicoot Husbandry Manual
Maher, C. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S., Serena, M. & Middeleton, D. (2003).
Bandicoots. pp. 127-144. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

The Care and Hand-raising of Orphaned and Injured Bandicoots
Rhonda McClymont (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to obtain a copy

Bandicoots Their Care and Handling Information Sheet
N. Henderson (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

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Thylacomyidae (Bilbies)

Husbandry Manual for Greater Bilby (DRAFT)
Jodi Buchecker & Dr Sue Bigwood (2002)
Contact me for availability

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Notoryctidae (Marsupial Mole)

 

Phascolarctidae (Koala)

Koala Captive Husbandry Guidelines
Stephen Jackson (ed) (2000).
Go here to download

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S., Reid, K., Spittal, D. & Romer, L. (2003).
Koalas. pp. 145-181. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

Handraising Orphaned Koalas
Gipp, G. (2004).
Available at web site (ZIP):
Go here to download
or (PDF)
Go here to download

The Care of Orphaned Koalas
Gipp, G. (2007).
Wildcare Australia
Contact: wildcare@goldlink.aunz.com


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Vombatidae (Wombats)

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat Husbandry Manual
Donna Treby (2005).
Go here to download

Common & Hairy-nosed Wombat Husbandry Manual
Donna Treby (2005).
Go here to download

Common Wombat Husbandry Manual
Michele Barnes (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Common Wombat Husbandry Guidelines
Elliott, K. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

A guide to the Care of Bare-Nosed Wombats (current version)
Linda Dennis, Kim Rolls, Anne Fowler and Anne-Marie Dineen (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download
NOTE: This is a large (4.4MB) document.

A guide to the Care of Bare-Nosed Wombats (version 2)
Linda Dennis, Kim Rolls, Anne Fowler and Anne-Marie Dineen (2008).
(Version 2 of "A Guide to the Care of Common Wombats")
Contact me for availability

A Guide to the Care of Common Wombats
Linda Dennis and Kim Rolls (2006).
Contact me for availability

Common Wombat Care
Stewart, S. (2003).
Contact me for availability

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Wombats. pp. 183-203. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order
 

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Phalangeridae (Possums and Cuscuses)

Possums - Juvenile to Adult
Stanvic, S. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download
NOTE: This is a large (5.6MB) document.

Brushtail Possum Husbandry Manual
Smith, E. N. (2004).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Husbandry Guidelines for the Ground Cuscus (Strigocuscus gymnotis).
Craig, J. (2008).
Contact: jamiecraig@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk

EAZA


Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Possums and Gliders. pp. 205-244. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order


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Petauridae (Gliding, Ring-tailed and Striped Possums)

Mahogany Glider Husbandry Manual
Jana Whiteford & Rosie Booth (2007).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Yellow-bellied Glider Husbandry Manual
Liana Carroll (2005).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Squirrel Glider Husbandry Manual
Trudgeon. M. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Squirrel Glider Husbandry Manual
Reilly, W. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Possums - Juvenile to Adult
Stanvic, S. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download
NOTE: This is a large (5.6MB) document.

Leadbeater's Possum: Nutritional and Environmental Challenges of Captive Possums in Eight Zoos
(PAPER)
Deborah A. McWilliams, & Jim Atkinson (1999).
Go here to download

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Possums and Gliders. pp. 205-244. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order
 

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Burramyidae (Pygmy Possums)

Husbandry Manual for Pygmy-possums
Forsdick, M. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Possums - Juvenile to Adult
Stanvic, S. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download
NOTE: This is a large (5.6MB) document.

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Possums and Gliders. pp. 205-244. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order
 

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Potoridae (Potoroos, Rat Kangaroos & Bettongs)

Long-Nosed Potoroo Husbandry Guidelines
Marianne Freeman (2007).
Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8PP, UK.
EAZA

Long-nosed Potoroo Husbandry Manual
Piipari, L. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Gilbert’s Potoroo Husbandry Manual (Draft)
Courtenay, J. M. (1998).
Department of Conservation and Land Management, Albany, W.A.

Brush-tailed Bettong Husbandry Manual
Wright, S. J. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Rufous Bettong Husbandry Manual
Carson, N. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

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Macropodidae (Wallabies & Kangaroos)

Macropology: A guide to raising and releasing kangaroos and wallabies.
Cheryl Dooley (2004).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
NOTE: This is a large (4.7MB document)

Feeding Macropods in Captivity
M&M TAG (2006).
Contact me for availability

Parma Wallaby resource Manual

Adrienne Miller (2003). 158pp
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Agile Wallaby Husbandry Guidelines
Sadler, S. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Bridled Nail-tail Wallaby Husbandry Manual
Phillips, R. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Husbandry Manual
Adrienne Miller (2001). 74pp
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Husbandry Manual for Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby
Compiled By Heidi Groffen (2005).
Contact me for availability

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Husbandry Manual
David Dobroszczyk (2007).
Contact me for availability

Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Husbandry Manual
Kosak, S. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Swamp Wallaby Husbandry Manual
Corradin, M. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Tree Kangaroo Husbandry Manual
J. Steenberg and J. Blessington (eds) 3rd edition (2007).
Contact: Jacque Blessington, TK-SSP Coordinator.
Email address; Jacsprat65@aol.com

AZA

Tree Kangaroo Husbandry Manual
J. Steenberg and J. Blessington (eds) (revised 2001).
Contact: Jacque Blessington, TK-SSP Coordinator.
Kansas City Zoological Gardens, 6800 Zoo Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64132-4200, USA.
Phone: + 1 816 513 5700
Fax: +1 816 513 4654
Email address; Jacsprat65@aol.com


Tree Kangaroo (Nutrition Chapter)
Edwards, M.S. & Ward, A. (2001).
In: Tree Kangaroo Species Survival Plan.
J. Steenberg and J. Blessington (eds) (revised 2001).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Tree Kangaroo (Nutrition Chapter)
Tina Mullet, Diane Yoshimi, and Judie Steenberg (1990).
In: Tree Kangaroo Husbandry Manual.
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo
(1990).
Contact: Lisa Dabek
E-mail: lisa.dabek@zoo.org

Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo Husbandry Guidelines
Dominique, D. (undated).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

The Complete Guide to the Care of Macropods
Lynda Staker (2006). 430pp (BOOK).
Click here to view the flyer (PDF)

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Macropods. pp. 245-296. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

 

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Tarsipedidae (Honey Possum)
 

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Eutheria (Placentals)

Insectivora (Shrews, moles, hedgehogs, tenrecs, etc.)

Insectivore Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)

William A. Xanten (1997).
AZA

 

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Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews)


 

Dermoptera (Colugos/Flying Lemurs)



Chiroptera (Bats)

Bats in Captivity
Susan M. Barnard (1995).
A comprehensive book on the maintenance of Bats in captivity.
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

 

Insectivorous Bats - Management and Care for Rehabilitation and Release

Julie A. Spence (Revised 2003).
Contact me for availability

 

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Bats. pp. 297-350. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

 

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Pteropodidae (Old World Fruit Bats)

Fruit Bat Husbandry Manual
AZA Bat Taxon Advisory Group (1995).
AZA
ISIS

Fruit Bat (Nutrition Chapter)
Demspey J.L. and S.D. Crissey (1995).
In: Fruit Bat Husbandry Manual, N. Fascione, (ed).
AZA Bat Taxon Advisory Group. The Lubee Foundation Inc.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Old World Fruit Bat Handling Guidelines
Dana LeBlanc and Susan Barnard
Contact me for availability

Rodrigues Fruit Bat Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

Rodrigues Fruit Bat Husbandry
(2003).
Contact: Kim Lengel
E-mail: lengel.kim@phillyzoo.org

Livingstone Fruit Bat Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

Spectacled Flying Fox Husbandry Manual
Elissa Smith (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Grey-headed Flying Fox Husbandry Manual
Mandi Griffith (2004).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Hand-Rearing and Development of the Orphaned Flying-Fox
Linda Collins (undated).
Go here to obtain a copy
or contact Linda Collins
E-mail:
lindacollins1@bigpond.com

The Flying Fox Manual
Dave Pinson (2009).
Stickeebatz Publishing, Murwillumbah (BOOK).
Go here to order

Nectarivorous Bat Husbandry Manual
Michel Delorme (undated).
Contact me for availability

 

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Emballonuridae (Sac-winged Bats or Sheath-tailed Bats)

Rhinopomatidae (Mouse-tailed Bats)

Craseonycteridae (Bumblebee Bat or Kitti's Hog-nosed Bat)

Rhinolophidae (Horseshoe Bats)

Nycteridae (Hollow-faced Bats or Slit-faced Bats)
 

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Megadermatidae (False Vampires)

Ghost Bat Husbandry Manual
Jones, K. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

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Vespertilionidae (Vesper Bats or Evening Bats)

Molossidae (Free-tailed Bats)

Antrozoidae (Pallid Bats)

Natalidae (Funnel-eared Bats)

Myzopodidae (Sucker-footed Bats)

Thyropteridae (Disk-winged Bats)

Furipteridae (Smoky Bats)

Noctilionidae (Bulldog Bats or Fisherman Bats)

Mystacinidae (New Zealand Short-tailed Bats)

Mormoopidae (Ghost-faced Bats or Moustached Bats)
 

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Phyllostomidae (American Leaf-nosed Bats)

Vampire Bat Husbandry Manual
Contact: Steve Wing
E-mail: steven.wing@louisvilleky
AZA
ISIS

Paper : The Successful Hand Rearing of Two Orphaned Vampire Bats (Desmodus rotundus)
Susan M. Barnard & Nancy Sachs (1992).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Nectarivorous Bat Husbandry Manual
Michel Delorme (undated).
Contact me for availability

 

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Scandentia (Tree shrews)

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Primates (Prosimians, monkeys, apes and humans)

Non-human Primate Husbandry Manual
AZA

Research Protocol &Technician's Manual
A Guide to the Care, Feeding, & Evaluation of Infant Monkeys
Gerald C. Ruppenthal & Gene P. Sackett (1992).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Occupational Primate Disease Safety Guidelines for Zoological Institutions
(2004).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Old World Monkey Taxon Advisory Group Mixed Species Manual Dena Strange (2007).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Cheirogaleidae (Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs)
 

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Daubentoniidae (Aye-ayes)

Aye-aye Management Guidelines
Ziegler N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net


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Lemuridae (Lemurs)

Ring-tailed Lemur Husbandry Manual
Taylor, K. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Ring-tailed Lemur Husbandry Manual
AZA

Ring-tailed Lemur (Nutrition Chapter)
Mowry, C.B. and J.L. Campbell (2001).
In: Ring-tailed Lemur Husbandry Manual.
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Iron Storage Disease in Lemurs
AZA Prosimian Taxon Advisory Group (2003).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Ring-tailed Lemur Nutrition Guidelines Update
Christopher Mowry (2006).
Contact me for availability

Aloatran Gentle Lemur Management Guidelines
Ziegler, N. (2000).
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Contact:

Mag. Nadja Ziegler,
Marktgasse 62/2/9, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
E-mail:
nadja.ziegler@usa.net

Crowned Lemur, Red-bellied Lemur & Sclater’s Black Lemur Nutrition Guidelines
Gomis, D., Moisson, P. & De Michelis, S. (2009).
EAZA

White Fronted Brown Lemur Husbandry Guidelines
Quine, H. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Lepilemuridae (Sportive Lemurs)
 

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Indriidae (Avahi, Sifakas and Indri)

Sifakas Husbandry Manual
Duke University Primate Centre (1998)
3705 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA.
Phone: + 1 919 489 3364
E-mail:
primate@duke.edu
AZA
ISIS

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Lorisidae (Lorises, Pottos)

Lorisine Husbandry Manual
Helena Fitch-Snyder and Helga Schulze (eds) (2001).
Published by the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, Zoological Society of San Diego,
Box 551,
San Diego, CA 92112-0551, USA.

Available at web site (PDF or HTML);
Go here to download
(Vietnamese version in prep)


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Galagidae (Galagos, BushBabies)

 

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Tarsidae (Tarsiers)

Philippine Tarsier Husbandry Manual (Draft)
Amanda S. Embury (1993).
Go here to download
 


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Callitrichidae (Marmosets, Tamarins)

Callitrichidae Husbandry Guidelines
Eric Bairrão Ruivo (ed.) (2010).
EAZA

Callitrichidae Husbandry Guidelines
J. Bryan Carroll (ed.) (2002).
Contact me for availability

Callitrichids (Nutrition Chapter)
Crissey, S.D., Lintzenich, B. and K. Slifka (1998).
Diets for callitrichids – management guidelines.
In: AZA Callitrichid Husbandry Manual,
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Callitrichid Husbandry Manual (English version)
Vince Sodaro and Nancy Saunders (eds) (
1999).
Neotropical Primate Taxon Advisory Group.
Available at web site (DOC file);
Go here to download

Callitrichid Husbandry Manual (Spanish version)

Vince Sodaro and Nancy Saunders (eds) (
1999).
Translated by Amparo Zapata Alcalde.
Neotropical Primate Taxon Advisory Group.
Available at web site (DOC file);
Go here to download

Callitrichidae Husbandry Guidelines (German version)
(
EAZA-Haltungsrichtlinien für Krallenaffen)
J. Bryan Carroll (ed) (2002).
Translated by BdZ: André Herzig, Werner Golinowska, Eva Zimmermann  & Thomas Sickert (2002).
Contact:  Redaktion „Arbeitsplatz Zoo“, c/o Thomas Sickert,
Bischofsweg 48, 01099 Dresden, Germany.
E-mail:
redaktion@zootierpflege.de
Cost: 7,00 Euro (plus shipping depending on country)

Cotton-top Tamarin Husbandry Manual (English version)
Savage, A. (ed) (1995).
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI, USA.
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Cotton-top Tamarin Husbandry Manual (Spanish version)
Savage, A. (ed) (1995).
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI, USA.
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Cotton-top Tamarin (Nutrition Chapter)
Savage, A. (1995).
In: Cotton top tamarin – Husbandry Manual. Savage, A. (ed.).
Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI, USA.
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Golden Lion Tamarin (Nutrition Chapter)
Compiled by the Golden Lion Tamarin Management Committee
with the Assistance of Beate Rettberg-Beck. (Revised June, 1996).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Golden Lion Tamarin Husbandry Protocol
Golden Lion Tamarin Management Committee/Beate Rettberg-Beck (1996).
ISIS

Pied Tamarin Management Guidelines
Dominic Wormell (2000).
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
EAZA
ISIS

Goeldi’s Monkeys (Callimico goeldii) Husbandry Manual
Vince Sodaro, (ed) (2004).
Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL, 60513-1095, U.S.A.
Phone: + 1 708 485 0263
Fax: + 1 708 485 3532
E-mail: bzadmin@brookfieldzoo.org
AZA
ISIS


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Cebidae (Capuchin & Squirrel Monkeys)

Squirrel Monkey Husbandry Guidelines
Jan Vermeer (2006).

EAZA

Black-capped Capuchin Husbandry Manual
Honeysett, J. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Common Marmoset Husbandry Guidelines
Freeburn, S. E. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

White Fronted Capuchin Husbandry Guidelines
Littlefield, K. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 


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Aotidae (Night Monkeys, Douroucoulis)

Douroucoulis Husbandry
Caroline Brown (2003).
ISIS
 

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Pitheciidae (Titis, Sakis, Uakaris)
 

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Atelidae (Howler, Spider & Woolly Monkeys)

Spider Monkey Captive Care Guide
Suzanne Turnock & Dr Kathy Slater (2008).
Contact me for availability

Guía para el Cuidado en Cautiverio del Mono Araña
(Spider Monkey Captive Care Guide - Spanish Version)
Suzanne Turnock & Dr Kathy Slater (2008).
Contact me for availability
 

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Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys)

Mangabey Husbandry Guidelines
M. Teresa Abelló1,
Jean-Luc Berthier2, Sian Waters3 (
2001).
1 Curator of primates, Parc Zoològic de Barcelona.
E-mail: mabello@mail.cinet.es
2 Curator of mammals, Menagèrie de Jardin des Plantes.
E-mail: berthier@mnhn.fr
3 Conservation Bilogist, Cochrane Ecological Inst., Alberta Canada.
E-mail:
sian_s_waters@hotmail.com
EAZA
ISIS

Mangabey Husbandry Manual
Leslie P. Field (1995).
Contact: Leslie Field
E-mail: Lfield@cityofsacramento.org
AZA
ISIS

Lion-tailed Macaque
(1990).
Contact: Ingrid Porton
E-mail: rufflemur@aol.com

AZA

Proboscis Monkey
Husbandry and Management of the Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) in the Singapore Zoological Gardens.
SEAZA

Old World Monkey Mixed Species Manual
Dena Strange (2007).
E-mail:
dstrange@houstonzoo.org
AZA

Hamadryas Baboon Husbandry Guidelines
Turner, L. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Hylobatidae (Gibbons)

Husbandry Manual for the Siamang Gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus)
Maxine Ihaka (2008).
Contact me for availability

Siamang Husbandry Manual
Riley, R. W.  (2008).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Silvery Gibbon Husbandry Manual
Leif Cocks
(2002).
Contact me for availability

Silvery (Javan) Gibbon Husbandry Manual
Clare Campbell (updated 2008
).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

White- Handed Gibbon Husbandry Manual
Miller, S. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

 

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Hominidae (Great Apes)

Gorilla (Nutrition Chapter)
Popovich, D.G. and E.S. Dierenfeld (1997)
In: Management of Gorillas in Captivity: Husbandry Manual,
Gorilla Species Survival Plan. J. Ogden and D. Wharton, (eds).
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Gorilla Husbandry Manual
Jacqueline Ogden & Dan Wharton (1997).
Gorilla Species Survival Plan.
Contact: Dan Wharton
E-mail: DWharton@wcs.org
ISIS

Gorilla EEP Husbandry Guidelines
Abelló, M.T., Bemment, N., Rietkerk, F. (2006).
Copies can be ordered through Apenheul at a cost price of €15,-. For more information contact Frank Rietkerk at f.rietkerk@apenheul.nl.

Bonobo (Nutrition Chapter)
Rafert, J. and E.O. Vineberg (1997)
Bonobo Nutrition –relation of captive diet to wild diet.
In: Bonobo Husbandry Manual,
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Bonobo Husbandry Manual
Mills, J., Reinartz, G., De Bois, H., Van Elsacker, L.,
Van Puijenbroeck, B. (1997).
Zoological Society of Milwaukee County

Contact: Gay Reinartz,
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens,
10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
53226-4384, USA.
Phone: + 1 414 258 2333
Fax: + 1 414 256 5410
E-mail: cwzoo@execpc.com  or
Kristen Leus,
E-mail:
Kristin.Leus@zooantwerpen.be
AZA
EAZA


Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Care Manual
AZA Ape TAG (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Chimpanzee (Nutrition Chapter)
Fulk, R., M. Loomis and C. Garland (1992).
In: The care and management of chimpanzees in captive environments.
Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan – Husbandry Manual.
Fulk, R. and C. Garland (eds). American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Chimpanzee Husbandry Manual

Randy Fulk & Chris Garland (eds) (1992).
Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan.

North Carolina Zoological Park, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205, USA.
Phone: + 1 336 879 7000
Fax: + 1 336 879 2891
AZA
ISIS

 

The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees
Linda Brent (ed.) (2001).
Published by the American Society of Primatologists  (BOOK).
 

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Manual

Debby Cox (2005).

Written for rehab Sanctuaries, but has good info on ecology etc.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download (without Appendices - 1MB)

or
Go here to download (with Appendices - 27MB)

Orangutan SSP Husbandry Manual
Carol Sodaro (ed) (revised, 2007). 
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download


Orangutan SSP Husbandry Manual

Carol Sodaro (ed) (1997). 
Contact:
Lori Perkins, Ape TAG Co-Chair/Orangutan SSP Coordinator,
E-mail: lori410@mindspring.com

Orangutan (Nutrition Chapter)
Schmidt (2005).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Orangutan (Nutrition Chapter)
Dierenfeld, E.S. (1997).
In: Orangutan SSP Husbandry Manual.C. Sodaro (ed).
Orangutan SSP and Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois, USA.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Orangutan Guidelines
Leif  Cocks (2001).
Guidelines for the Housing and Management of Orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abeli)
Go here to download

Facility Requirements for Orang-utans: A resource guide
ASMP Primate TAG (2004).
Go here to download

The Transportation of Orangutans: Problems and Protocols
Leif Cocks & John Collier (undated).
Contact me for availability

Orang utans: Distribution, species status and social system - consequences for the EEP management, the future husbandry and enclosure design (paper).
C. Becker, T. de Jongh, J. Vermeer, N. Bemment & M. Pilgrim (2008).
EAZA

Guideline on the Hand-Rearing and Early Integration of Infant Apes N. Bemment, B. Holst, M. Holtkötter & J. Vermeer (2006).
EAZA

 

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Xenarthra (Sloths, armadillos and anteaters)

Megalonychidae (West Indian, Two-toed Tree Sloths)

Sloth Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Bradypodidae (Three-toed Tree Sloths)

Sloth Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Myrmecophagidae (Anteaters)

Giant Anteater Husbandry Manual
Michael Flint (1998).
Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA.
Phone: + 1 520 791 3204
Fax: + 1 520 791 5378
E-mail: reidzoo@tucsonaz.gov
AZA
ISIS



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Dasypodidae (Armadillos)

Armadillo Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Pholidota (Pangolins)

Pangolin Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Lagomorpha (Rabbits, hares and pikas)
 

Leporidae (Rabbits and Hares)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Ochotonidae (Pika)

 

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Rodentia (Squirrels, porcupines, rats, mice and woodchucks)

 

Aplodontidae (Mountain Beaver)
 

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Gliridae (Dormice)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Sciuridae (Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmots, Prairie Dogs)

Scuirid Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Karl Kranz (1997).
Philadelphia Zoological Gardens, 3400 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196, USA.
AZA

Red Squirrels Management Guidelines
Peter Dickinson (2001).
Contact me for availability

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Geomyidae (Pocket Gophers)

 

Heteromyidae (Pocket Mice, Kangaroo Rats/Mice)

 

Diatomyidae (Laotian Rock Rat)
 

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Castoridae (Beavers)

Beaver Husbandry Manual
AZA

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Anomaluridae (Scaly-tailed Squirrels)
 

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Pedetidae (Springhare)

Springhaas - Zoo Standards for Keeping in Captivity
Edward W. Laird (undated)
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Muridae (True mice & Rats, Gerbils, Spiny Mice, Crested Rat)

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management.
Jackson, S. (2003).
Rodents. pp. 351-381. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

Plains Rat Husbandry Guidelines
Peter Nunn (2006).
Go here to download

New Holland Mouse Husbandry Manual
S. Prosser, M. Lock, K. Bodley, J. Groat, P, Myronuik & P. Courtney  (2007).
Go here to download

Greater Stick-nest Rat Husbandry Manual
Donna Hearn (2007).
Contact me for availability

Greater Stick-nest Rat Husbandry Guidelines
Jenny Procter (2007).
Go here to download

A guide to the care of Spinifex Hopping Mice
Linda Dennis & Anne Fowler (2008).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to view

Harvest Mouse (Micromys minutus) Husbandry Guidelines
Penny Rudd (1998).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to view

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Calomyscidae (Mouse-like Hamsters)

 

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Cricetidae (Hamsters, New World Rats & Mice, Voles)  

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Nesomyidae (Climbing Mice, Rock Mice, White-tailed Rat, Malagasy Rats & Mice)

 

Platacanthomyidae (Spiny Dormice)

 

Spalacidae (Mole Rats, Bamboo Rats & Zokors)

 

Zapodidae (Birch and Jumping Mice)

 

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Dipodidae (Jerboas & Jumping Mice)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Hystricidae (Old World Porcupines)

Porcupine - Husbandry Standards for Keeping in Captivity
Christine Bartos (2004).
Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
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Erethizontidae (New World Porcipines)

Porcupine - Husbandry Standards for Keeping in Captivity
Christine Bartos (2004).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

North American Porcupine - Nutrition
Kerrin Grant (undated).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Caviidae (Cavies, Patagonian “Hares”)

Cavies - Zoo Standards for Keeping in Captivity
Michelle Smurl (2004).
Brevard Zoo, 8225 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32940, USA.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
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Hydrochaerida (Capybara)

Capybara Captive Husbandry Standards
Sydney Dawson (Undated).
Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 2421 Bement Ave.,
Evansville, Indiana 47720 - 2003, USA.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Dinomyidae (Pacarana)

Pacarana Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Caroline Meek (1997).
AZA

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Dasyproctidae (Agoutis & Acouchis)

Agouti and Acouchi Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Dennis A. Meritt, Jr. (1997).
AZA

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Cuniculidae (Pacas)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Chinchillidae (Viscachas, Chinchillas)

Chinchillas and Viscachas Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Caroline Meek, (1997).
Riverside Zoo, 1600 S. Beltline Highway West,
Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA.
AZA

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
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Capromyidae (Hutias)

Husbandry Standards for Keeping Hutias in Captivity
Michelle Smurl (undated).
Brevard Zoo, 8225 North Wickham Rd.,
Melbourne, FL 32940, USA.
Phone: + 1
321 254 9453

E-mail: admin@brevardzoo.org

Hutia Husbandry Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Caroline Meek (1997).
Riverside Zoo, 1600 South Beltline Highway West,
Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA.
AZA
 

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Myocastoridae (Nutria)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
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Octodontidae (Octodonts)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
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Ctenomyidae (Tuco-tucos)

 

Abrocomidae (Chinchilla Rats)

 

Echimyidae (Spiny Rats)

 

Thryonomyidae (Cane Rats)

 

Petromuridae (Dassie Rat)

 

Bathyergidae (African Mole Rats)

Damaraland Mole Rats - Zoo Standards for Keeping in Captivity
David Wood & Raymond Mendez (undated).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Naked_Mole Rats - Husbandry Standards for Keeping in Captivity
David Wood (1), Raymond Mendez (2) (undated)
(1) Mill Mountain Zoo, P.O. Box 13484, Roanoke, VA 24034-3484, USA.
(2) Work As Play, P.O. Box 16485, Portal, AZ 85632, USA.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Ctenodactylidae (Gundis)

Husbandry & Pathology of Rodents & Lagomorphs in Swiss Zoos
P. Dollinger, R. Baumgartner, E. Isenbügel, N. Pagan, H. Tenhu & F. Weber (1999).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Cetacea (Whales, dolphins, and porpoises)

Australian Marine Mammals and Zoonoses
Australian Wildlife Health Network (2011).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Guidelines for housing captive marine mammals
European Association for Aquatic Mammals.
Contact me for availability

Standards and Guidelines for the management of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp) under human care
European Association for Aquatic Mammals (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Bottlenose Dolphin Husbandry Guidelines

Mirjam van Immerzeel & Minke Lotens (2005).
EAZA Marine Mammal TAG
EAZA

Guía De Manejo Para El Delfín Mular (Versión en Español)
(Bottlenose Dolphin Husbandry Guidelines - Spanish version)

Mirjam van Immerzeel & Minke Lotens (2005),
Translated by Antonio Martinez (2007).
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Carnivora (Dogs, wolves, cats, bears, pandas, otters, weasels etc.)

Carnivore Enrichment Guidelines
Kayla Grams (undated).
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download
 

Small Carnivore Husbandry Manual
(1996).
Contact: Dusty Lombardi,
E-mail: dusty.lombardi@columbuszoo.org
AZA

Canidae (Dogs, Wolves, Coyotees, Jackals, Foxes)

Large and Medium Canid Minimum Guidelines
Jack Grisham1, Roland Smith2 & Chuck Brady3
1 Oklahoma City Zoological Park,
2101 NE 50 St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA.
2
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium,
5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407, USA.

3Memphis Zoological Garden and Aquarium,
2000 Galloway Ave., Memphis, TN 38112, USA.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Small Canid Minimum Guidelines
David Anderson1 & Melissa Rodden2
1San Francisco Zoological Gardens,
1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA.
2 National Zoological Park,
Conservation and Research Center,
1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, USA.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

African Wild Dog /Painted Dog Husbandry Guidelines
Wim & Hanny Verberkmoes (2010).
EAZA

African Wild Dog (Nutrition Chapter)
Pribyl, L. and S. Crissey (1999).
Diets for African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) – management guidelines.
In: African Wild Dog SSP - Husbandry Manual.
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (English version)
Maned Wolf SSP (2007).
Contact: Melissa Rodden,
E-mail:
roddenm@si.edu
AZA

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (Portugese version)
(Manual de Manejo de Lobo-guará Edição 2007)
Maned Wolf SSP (2007).
Contact: Joares Adenilson May Júnior
E-mail: canastra.joares@procarnivoros.org.br
AZA

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (Spanish version)
Maned Wolf SSP (2007).
Contact: Daniel Sosa
E-mail: ddssk9@yahoo.com
AZA

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (English version)
Norah B. Fletchall, Melissa Rodden, Steve Taylor (eds) (1995).
Maned Wolf SSP.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (Portugese version)
Norah B. Fletchall, Melissa Rodden, Steve Taylor (eds) (1995).
Maned Wolf SSP. (Translated by Elias Sadalla Filho, 2000).
AZA
ISIS

Maned Wolf Husbandry Manual (Spanish version)
Norah B. Fletchall, Melissa Rodden, Steve Taylor (eds) (1995).
Maned Wolf SSP. (Translated by Sergio M. Minini, 2000).
AZA
ISIS

Maned Wolf (Nutrition Chapter)
Allen, M.E. (1995).
Maned wolf nutritional management.
In: Husbandry Manual for the Maned Wolf, Chrysocyon brachyurus.
N.B. Fletchall, M. Rodden and S. Taylor, (eds).
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Maned Wolf Husbandry Guidelines
Dr. Bernd Matern (1991).
EAZA

Mexican Gray Wolf Husbandry Manual
Mexican Gray Wolf SSP (2009 Edition).
AZA

Mexican Gray Wolf Husbandry Manual
Mexican Gray Wolf SSP (2007 Edition).
AZA

Mexican Gray Wolf Husbandry Manual
Mexican Gray Wolf SSP (2004 Edition).
AZA

Mexican Gray Wolf (Nutrition Chapter)
Newton, K. (1995).
In: Mexican Wolf Husbandry Manual.
Mexican Wolf SSP Management Group.
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Red Wolf (Nutrition Chapter)
Waddell, W. (1998).
In: Red Wolf Husbandry Manual Guidelines for Captive Management.
Red Wolf SSP Management Group,
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Red Wolf Husbandry Manual
William T. Waddell (1998).
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium,
5400 N Pearl Street, Tacoma, WA, 98407-3218, USA.
Phone: + 1 253 591 5337
Fax: + 1 253 591 5448
AZA
ISIS

Fennec Fox Husbandry Manual
Saint Louis Zoo (2001).
1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1395, USA.
Phone: + 1 314 781 0900
Fax: + 1 314 647 7969
AZA
ISIS

Management of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Captivity
Jessica Adams & Andrew Miller.
For details on ordering a copy (US$25.00), visit:
Go here

Dingo Husbandry Manual
Ralley, P. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management
Jackson, S. (2003).
Dingo. pp. 381-407. In S.M. Jackson (ed.)
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (BOOK).
Go here to order

Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus) Husbandry Guidelines
Dr. Rüdiger Dmoch (2007).
EAZA

 

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Ursidae (Bears & Giant Panda)

EAZA Ursid Husbandry Guidelines
2nd edition (revised)
Kölner Zoo (2007).
EAZA

Bear Husbandry Manual
AZA

EEP Ursid Husbandry Guidelines
Zoologischer Garten Köln (1998).
EAZA

EEP Ursid Husbandry Guidelines
Zoologischer Garten Köln (1998).
(French version)
Contact: Yasmine Sarraf, Paris Zoo.
E-mail: ysarraf@cimrs1.mnhn.fr

EEP Ursid Husbandry Guidelines
Zoologischer Garten Köln (1998).
(German version)
Contact: Lydia Kolter, Zoo Koeln.
E-mail: lkolter@zoo-koeln.de

EEP Ursid Husbandry Guidelines
Zoologischer Garten Köln (1998).
(Russian version)
Contact: Alla Nikitina, Zoo Kiev.
E-mail: anikit@ukr.net

Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Care Manual
AZA Bear TAG (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Brown Bear Husbandry Manual
Lorenzo, S. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Standardized Animal Care Guidelines for Polar Bears
Dr. Randi Meyerson (ed) (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Polar Bear Nutrition Guidelines
B.A. Lintzenich, A.M. Ward, M.S. Edwards, M.E. Griffin & C.T. Robbins (2006).
Contact me for availability

International Polar Bear Husbandry Conference Proceedings
Polar Bears International (2004).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Giant Panda Husbandry Manual
Dr. Devra Kleinman (2003).
National Zoo.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Giant Panda Management
Kathy Hawk (2003).
National Zoo.
Contact me for availability

Giant Panda Nutrition
John Updike (2003).
National Zoo.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Giant Panda Veterinary Management
Donald Janssen 1, Bruce Rideout 1 & Zhang Zhizhe 2 (2003).
1 Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.
2 Research Base of the Giant Panda, Chengdu, China.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Husbandry of Giant Panda.
Wang Pengyun & Li Desheng et al (2003).
(In Chinese with English abstract)
(BOOK): 176pp
Go here to order

Malayan Sun Bear Husbandry Manual
John G. Pickard (2002).
Contact me for availability

 

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Mustelidae (Weasels, Badgers & Otters)

Mustelid (Mustelidae) Care Manual
AZA Small Carnivore TAG (2010).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
Black-footed Ferret Husbandry Manual
J. Luyster, M. Lockhart, P. Marinari & D. Garelle (eds) (2006).
Contact me for availability

European Mink Captive Breeding and Husbandry Protocol
Tiit Maran & Paul Robinson (1996).
European Mink Conservation & Breeding Committee,
Tallinn Zoological Gardens, Tallinn, Estonia.
Available at web site (HTML & PDF):
Go here to download
Also available in Estonian at:
Go here to download

Wolverine Husbandry Guidelines
Contact:
Leif Blomqvist,
E-mail:
leif.blomqvist@zoo.hel.fi
EAZA

Otter (Lutrinae) Care Manual
AZA Small Carnivore TAG (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Otters - Standardized Animal Care Guidelines
AZA Small Carnivore TAG (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Otters - Zoo Standards for Keeping in Captivity
Celeste (Dusty) Lombardi (ed) (2002).
Available at web site (DOC);

Go here to download

Asian Small-clawed Otter Husbandry Guidelines
Carol J. Heap, Lesley Wright & Lindell Andrews (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Asian Small-clawed Otter Husbandry Guidelines
Carol J. Heap, Lesley Wright & Lindell Andrews (2008).
(Vietnamese version)
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Asian Small-clawed Otter Husbandry Manual
D. Lombardi and J. O'Connor, (eds) (1998).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Asian Small-clawed Otter (Nutrition Chapter)
Maslanka, M.T. and S.D. Crissey (1998).
In: Asian Small-Clawed Otter Husbandry Manual.
D. Lombardi and J. O'Connor (eds).
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Eurasian Otter Husbandry Guidelines
Compiled by Alfred Melissen (2000).
Contact Alfred Melissen
Beekse Bergen 1, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands.
E-mail:
curator@beeksebergen.nl
EAZA
ISIS

Optimizing the nutrition of captive Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra)
Ruff, K. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF);

Go here to download

Giant Otter Husbandry and Management Guidelines
Sheila Sykes-Gatz (2004) 2nd Edition.
International Giant Otter Studbook
Husbandry and Management Guidelines,
Published by Zoo Dortmund.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or:
Go here to download


North American (aka Nearctic) River Otter Husbandry Guidelines
M. Owens, V. Alm, B. Helten, S. Shelley & J. Reed-Smith (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

North American River Otter Husbandry Notebook

Janice Reed-Smith (ed.)
(2008 - 3rd Edition).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

North American River Otter Husbandry Notebook

Janice Reed-Smith (ed.)
(2001 - 2nd Edition).
For information on purchase contact;
Lisa Hann at 
jbzslisa@hotmail.com or  + 1 616 336 4301
John Ball Zoo society, 1300 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA.
Click here to view example chapters from the CD 

Cape Clawless Otter
AZA

African spotted-necked Otter Husbandry Guidelines
D. Benza, S. Cantabene, N. Foland, R. Sears & J. Reed-Smith (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Smooth-Coated Otter Minimum Husbandry Guidelines.
IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Basics of Otter Training
K. McKay (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Procyonidae (Racoons & relatives)

Procyonid (Procyonidae) Care Manual
AZA Small Carnivore TAG (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Mephitidae (Skunks)

 

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Ailuridae (Red Panda)

Red Panda (Nutrition Chapter)
Miles Roberts and Angela Glatston (2001).
Red Panda SSP/ International Red Panda Management Group.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download


Red Panda Husbandry & Management Guidelines
Anon. (2003).
Contact me for availability

Keeping Red Pandas in captivity
Josefina Zidar (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download


 

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Viverridae (Binturong, Civets, Genets, Linsangs)

Viverrids (Viverridae) Care Manual
AZA Small Carnivore TAG (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download


Owston’s Palm Civet Management Guidelines
Roberton. S, Heard-Rosenthal. S, Muir. S. (2002).
Owston’s Palm Civet Conservation program.
Cuc Phuong National Park. Vietnam.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Eupleridae (Fossas)

Fossa Husbandry Guidelines
(Undated).
EAZA
 

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Hyaenidae (Aardwolf, Hyenas)

Hyaena and Aardwolf Husbandry Standards
Alan Shoemaker (1), Mike Dulaney (2) and Gary Noble (3) (2001).
(1)
   Riverbanks Zoological Park, PO Box 1060, Columbia,
SC 29202, USA.
(2)
   Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.,
Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA.
(3)
   Disney's Animal Kingdom, POB 10,000, Lake Buena Vista,
FL  32830, USA.
AZA
ISIS

Hyaena and Aardwolf Husbandry Standards (German version)
(AZA-Haltungsstandards zur Pflege von Hyänen und Erdwölfen in Menschenha)
Alan Shoemaker, Mike Dulaney and Gary Noble (2001).
Translated by BdZ: André Herzig & Thomas Sickert, (July, 2005).
Contact: Redaktion „Arbeitsplatz Zoo“, c/o Thomas Sickert, Bischofsweg 48, 01099 Dresden, Germany.
E-mail: redaktion@zootierpflege.de
Cost: 5,00 Euro (plus shipping depending on country)
Click here to view the front cover of this manual.

Hyena and Aardwolf Minimum Guidelines
Alan Shoemaker (1) & Mike Dulaney (2) (undated).
(1)
   Riverbanks Zoological Park, PO Box 1060, Columbia,
SC 29202, USA.
(2)
   Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St.,
Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Brown, Spotted & Striped Hyena Husbandry Guidelines (DRAFT)
Tessa Schelvis & Evelien Spijkman (2008).
EAZA
 

 

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Herpestidae (Mongoose, Meerkat)

Meerkat Husbandry Manual (Draft)
AZA Small Carnivore TAG.
AZA
 

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Felidae (Cats)

Minimum Husbandry Guidelines for Mammals: Large Felids
Shoemaker, A.H., Maruska, E.J. and R. Rockwell (1997).
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF file);

Go here to download

Minimum Husbandry Guidelines for Mammals: Small Felids.
Mellen, J.D. (1997).
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF file);

Go here to download

Small Felid Husbandry Manual
Jill D. Mellen and David E. Wildt (eds) (1998)
AZA Felid Taxon Advisory Group.
Contact me for availability

Hand-Rearing of Small Felids
Penny Andrews (2003).
Hexagon Farm Wild Feline Breeding Facility.
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Tiger (Nutrition Chapter)

Dierenfeld, E.S., Bush, M., Phillips, L. and R. Montali (1994).
Nutrition, Food Preparation and Feeding.
In: Management and Conservation of Captive Tigers.
R. Tilson, G. Brady, K. Traylor-Holzer and D. Armstrong (eds).
Minnesota Zoo: Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Tiger Husbandry Manual (English version)
R. Tilson, G. Brady, K. Traylor-Holzer and
D. Armstrong (eds) (1994).
Management and Conservation of Captive Tigers.
Minnesota Zoo: Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Tiger Husbandry Manual (Indonesian version)
R. Tilson, G. Brady, K. Traylor-Holzer and
D. Armstrong (eds) (1994).
Management and Conservation of Captive Tigers.
Minnesota Zoo: Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Contact; Asian Tiger Program, C/O Minnesota Zoo,
1300 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley, MN, 55124, USA.
Cost: US$35.00 to cover printing & shipping costs.

Tiger Husbandry Guidelines
Baker, R. (2006).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

African Lion Husbandry Guidelines
Hillermann, A. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Cheetah Husbandry Manual
Karen Ziegler–Meeks (ed) (2009).
Contact me for availability

Cheetah Husbandry Manual
Marker & Schumann (1998).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Cheetah Husbandry Protocol
Pixie Vosper (2008).
Contact me for availability

Cheetah Cub Feeding Protocol
Pixie Vosper (2008).
Contact me for availability

Cheetah Cub Husbandry Protocol
Pixie Vosper (2008).
Contact me for availability

Cheetah (Nutrition Chapter)
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Nutrition of Captive Cheetahs: Food Composition and Blood Parameters
Ellen S. Dierenfeld (2002).
New York Zoological Society, Bronx, New York.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Leopard Husbandry Guidelines
F. Houssaye & J. Budd (eds) (2009).
EAZA

Clouded Leopard Husbandry Guidelines
Clouded Leopard SSP Management Group (2000).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Clouded Leopard Captive Breeding (Thai version)
Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Zoological Organisation.
ISIS

Jaguar Husbandry Manual
Christopher Law (ed) (2003).
Contact me for availability

Margay Husbandry Guidelines
(1998)
EAZA
ISIS

Eurasian Lynx Husbandry Guidelines
C.J. Krelekamp (2004).
EAZA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
or;
Go here to download


Black-footed Cat Husbandry Recommendations
Compiled by Alexander Sliwa (2003).
Wuppertal Zoo,
Hubertusallee 30, 42117 Wuppertal, Germany.
Phone: + 49 0202 563 5666
Fax: + 49 0202 563 80 05
E-Mail:
kontakt@zoo-wuppertal.de
EAZA
ISIS

Black-footed Cat Husbandry Recommendations
Alexander Sliwa, Ulrich Schürer, Arne Lawrenz, Uwe Schmidt, Rüdiger Dmoch, Bert Geyer & Fritz Stadtmüller (2001).
Wuppertal Zoo,
Hubertusallee 30, 42117 Wuppertal, Germany.
Phone: + 49 0202 563 5666
Fax: + 49 0202 563 80 05
E-Mail:
kontakt@zoo-wuppertal.de
EAZA
ISIS

Black-footed Cat Husbandry Manual
Robert Evans (undated).
San Antonio Zoo.
AZA

Pallas’ Cat Husbandry Manual (DRAFT)
Anon, (undated).
AZA
 

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Pinnipedia (Sea lions, seals, sea elephants and walruses)

Otariidae (Eared Seals, Fur Seals, Sea Lions)

Australian Marine Mammals and Zoonoses
Australian Wildlife Health Network (2011).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Guidelines for housing captive marine mammals
European Association for Aquatic Mammals.
Contact me for availability

Eared Seal Husbandry Draft Guidelines (Otariidae)
Nynke Osinga & Natalie de Wit
(2002).
Contact;
EAZA Marine Mammal TAG co-chairman: Gerard Meijer
Ouwehands Zoo, Grebbeweg 1, Rhenen,
The Netherlands.
EAZA
ISIS


Eared Seal Husbandry Guidelines (Otariidae)

Edited and compiled by the EAZA Marine Mammal TAG (2008).
Contact;
Gerard Meijer, c/o Ouwehands Dierenpark, Grebbeweg 111, Rhenen, The Netherlands.

EAZA

Californian Sea Lion Husbandry Manual
Melissa Grainger (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

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Odobenidae (Walrus)

 

Phocidae (True, Earless, Hair Seals)

Guidelines for housing captive marine mammals
European Association for Aquatic Mammals.
Contact me for availability

True Seals Husbandry Guidelines (draft)
Tineke Joustra (2003).
Van Hall Instituut, Leeuwarden.
Contact:

EAZA Marine Mammal TAG co-chairman: Gerard Meijer

Ouwehands Zoo, Grebbeweg 1, Rhenen,
The Netherlands
EAZA
ISIS
 

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Tubulidentata (Aardvark)

Aardvark Husbandry Manual
AZA

Biology of the Aardvark
Joachim Knöthig (2005).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
 

 

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Proboscidea (Elephants)

Elephant Management Guidelines (BIAZA)
Compiled by Miranda F. Stevenson and Olivia Walter (2nd edition 2006).
EAZA

Elephant Management Guidelines (EAZA)
Miranda F. Stevenson (2002, updated 2004).
Edited for EAZA by Heiner Engel, Michael Fluegger & Thomas Kauffels (2005).
EAZA

Elephant Management Guidelines
Rotterdam Zoo (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download


Guidelines for Management of Elephants in Australasian Zoos
Proboscid and Perissodactyl Taxon Advisory Group (2004).
ARAZPA

AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care
AZA (2001, updated 2003).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or
Go here to download

AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care

(2001).
Contact me for availability

Elephant Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Dale Tuttle, Mike Keele, Larry Nunley (1997).
Contact me for availability

Elephant Husbandry Resource Manual (Facility Design)
Published 2004.
Contact me for availability

Elephant Exhibit Design Resource
Guy Lichty (Ed) (2007).
Contact me for availability

Veterinary Guidelines for Reproduction-related Management in Captive Female Elephants
Willem Schaftenaar & Thomas B. Hildebrandt (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download
or
Go here to download

A study of elephant husbandry, training, breeding and calf-rearing techniques which can be applied for use at Perth Zoo and other elephant holding facilities in the Australian region
John Conroy (2006).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Practical Elephant Management: A Handbook for Mahouts
Nibha Namboodiri (Ed) (1997).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download


Elephant care manual for mahouts and camp managers

Preecha Phuangkum, Richard C. Lair and Taweepoke Angkawanith  (2005).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

or (PDF)
Go here to download



 

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Hyracoidea (Hyraxes)

Hyrax Minimum Husbandry Guidelines (AZA)
Michael D. Tucker, Jayne Davis, Cathey Marsh (1997).
AZA

Hyrax Husbandry Survey
Anon, (undated).
AZA

Rock Hyrax Hand Rearing
Yvonne Strode (undated).
AZA

 

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Sirenia (Dugongs and manatees)

Dugongidae

Dugong Husbandry Guidelines
Evans, F. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Trichechidae

West-Indian Manatee Draft Husbandry Guidelines
Marlous Heukels Lisette van Leeuwen (2008).
EAZA
 

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Perissodactyla (Horses, asses, zebras, rhinos, tapirs)

Equidae (Horses, Zebras, Asses)

Equid Husbandry Manual
AZA

African Equid Husbandry Guideline
Stuttgart Zoo.
Contact:
Ulrike Rademacher
E-mail:
ulrike.rademacher@wilhelma.de

Przewalski’s Horse Husbandry Guidelines (3rd edition)
Waltraut Zimmermann (ed) (2005).
Cologne Zoo.
Contact:
Waltraut Zimmermann
E-mail:
wazi@zoo-koeln.de

Asiatic Equid Husbandry Guideline(2nd edition)
Waltraut Zimmermann (ed) (2005).
Cologne Zoo.
Contact:
Waltraut Zimmermann
E-mail:
wazi@zoo-koeln.de

Persian Onager Husbandry Guidelines
Klaassens, K. (2009).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Tapiridae (Tapirs)

Tapir Husbandry Guidelines (English version)
Alan H. Shoemaker, Rick Barongi, Joe Flanagan, & Don Janssen (2003).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Linhas Mestras para a Manutenção e Manejo de Antas em Cativeiro
(Tapir Husbandry Guidelines - Portuguese version)
Alan H. Shoemaker, Rick Barongi, Joe Flanagan, & Don Janssen (2003).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Normes Pour L'elevage Des Tapirs En Captivite
(Tapir Husbandry Guidelines - French version)
Alan H. Shoemaker, Rick Barongi, Joe Flanagan, & Don Janssen (2003).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Haltungsstandards zur Pflege von Tapiren in Menschenhand
(Tapir Husbandry Guidelines - German version)
Alan H. Shoemaker, Rick Barongi, Joe Flanagan, & Don Janssen (2003).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Tapir Minimum Husbandry Standards (English version)
Rick Barongi (1999).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Criterios Generales para el Manejo de Tapires en Cautiverio
(Tapir Minimum Husbandry Standards - Spanish version)
Rick Barongi (undated).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Piawaian Pengurusan Minimum Bagi Spesis Tapir
(Tapir Minimum Husbandry Standards - Indonesian version)
Rick Barongi (undated).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Piawaian Pengurusan Minimum Bagi Spesis Tapir
(Tapir Minimum Husbandry Standards - Bahasa/Malasian version)
Rick Barongi (1999).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Tapir Field Veterinary Manual (English version)
IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Manual De Medicina Veterinária De Antas Em Campo
(Tapir Field Veterinary Manual -  Portuguese version)
IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (2007).
Available at web site (PDF:
Go here to download

Manual Veterinario De Campo Para Tapires
(Tapir Field Veterinary Manual -  Spanish version)
IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Managing Semi-wild Captive Animals (Tapirs) (Spanish)
Centro Fatima Guia Para Manejo del Tapir (1999).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Brazilian Tapir Husbandry Guidelines
Hall, M. L. (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

  

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Rhinocerotidae (Rhinoceroses)

Rhino (Nutrition Chapter)
Dierenfeld, E. S. (1996).
In: Rhinoceros SSP Husbandry Manual.
Fort Worth Zoological Park, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Rhino Husbandry Manual
M. Fouraker and T. Wagener (eds) (1996).
Rhinoceros SSP Husbandry Resource Manual.
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Greater One-horned (Indian) Rhinoceros Husbandry Manual
G. Guldenschuh & F. von Houwald (eds) (2002).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry Guidelines for Rhinoceroses
R. Goltenboth, U. Ganslober & K. Tomasova (1995).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Husbandry guidelines for rhinoceroses
Anonymous (1995).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download
 


 

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Artiodactyla (Antelope, giraffe, camel, pig, hippo, cattle, goat etc.)

Suidae (Pigs, Hogs)

Babirusa (Nutrition Chapter)
Leus, K., Morgan, C.A. and E.S. Dierenfeld (2001).
In: Babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) Husbandry Manual. M. Fischer, Ed. American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Babirusa Husbandry Manual
Martha Fischer (ed) (2002).
St. Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1395, USA.
Phone: + 1 314 781 0900
Fax: + 1 314 647 7969
AZA

Wild Swine Husbandry Manual
AZA

Warthog Husbandry Guidelines
Paul Vercammen & Kim Habets (2006).
Contact: Paul Vercammen

E-mail: breeding@epaa-shj.gov.ae
EAZA

Red River Hog Husbandry Guidelines
AZA Pig, Peccary & Hippo TAG (undated).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download
or:
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Visayan Warty Pig Husbandry Guidelines
AZA Pig, Peccary & Hippo TAG (undated).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download
or:
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

European Wild Boar Husbandry Guidelines
AZA Pig, Peccary & Hippo TAG (undated).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download
or:
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

 

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Tayassuidae (Peccaries)
 

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Hippopotamidae (Hippopotamuses)

Common Hippopotamus Husbandry Guidelines
Jones, R. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download


Hippopotamus Minimum Husbandry Guidelines
Glenous Favata (1997).
Toledo Zoological Gardens, P.O. Box 140130, Toledo,
OH 43614-0801, USA.
Phone: + 1 419 385 5721
Fax: + 1 419 385 6935
E-mail: sally.albert@toledozoo.org
AZA

Pygmy hippo (Hexaprotodon liberiensis) Husbandry Guidelines
Von Houwald, F., Macdonald, A. A., Pagan, O. and Steck, B. (eds) (2007).
Contact:
Beatrice Steck, Basel Zoo.
E-mail: steck@zoobasel.ch
EAZA
 

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Camelidae (Camels, Guanaco, Llama, Alpaca, Vicuña)

Arabian Camel Husbandry Guidelines
Moretti, J. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download


Camelid Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Tragulidae (Chevrotains/Mouse Deer)

Lesser Mousedeer Husbandry Manual
Compiled by A. Semrau, F. Verstappen, M. Wolters, J. Szantho &
M. Hoyer (2010).

EAZA

 

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Cervidae (Deer)

Cervid Husbandry Manual
AZA

Chilean Pudu EEP-Manual 
Dr. Ulrich Schürer, Dr. Alexander Sliwa & Dr. Arne Lawrenz(2003).
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal (Wuppertal Zoo),
Hubertusallee 30, 42117 Wuppertal, Germany.
Phone: + 49 0202 563 5666
Fax: + 49 0202 563 80 05
E-Mail:
kontakt@zoo-wuppertal.de
EAZA
ISIS

Hog Deer Husbandry Guidelines
Blanch, E. (2008).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Chital (Spotted) Deer Husbandry Guidelines
Moran, H. (undated).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

 

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Giraffidae (Okapi, Girrafe)

Giraffe Husbandry Manual
Amy Burgess (ed) (2004).
AZA Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom, PO Box 10000,
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-1000, USA.
Phone: + 1 407 939 6382
Fax: + 1 407 939 6240
AZA
ISIS

Giraffe Husbandry Manual
Lorraine Jolly (2003).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Literature  Review of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Lorraine Jolly (2002).
ljolly@zoo.org.au
Contact me for availability

Giraffe Management Guidelines
Amanda R. Lee (1991).
Federation of Zoological Gardens of Great Britain & Ireland,
Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY.
ISIS

Giraffe Hand-rearing Protocols
Janet Gamble (1999).
Dubbo Zoo, NSW, Australia.
Go here to download

EAZA Husbandry and Management Guidelines for Giraffa camelopardalis
EAZA Giraffe EEPs (2006).
Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem.
EAZA

The Giraffe inside out
M. van den Berg & E. van de Hoek (2004).
Available at web site (HTML):
Go here to download

Okapi Husbandry Guidelines
Terry DeRosa, Fran Lyon, & Ann Petric (eds) (2004).
AZA

Okapi Husbandry Manual
San Diego Wild Animal Park (1997).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

Okapi Husbandry
Van Puijenbroeck, B. and H. de Bois (1990).
In: Studbook of the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) (Sclater), 1989.
Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp.
Contact:
Kristen Leus
E-mail:
Kristin.Leus@zooantwerpen.be

Okapi (Nutrition Chapter)
Crissey, S., Dierenfeld, E.S., Kanselaar, J., Leus, K. and J. Nijboer (2001).
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) SSP Feeding Guidelines.
American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

Okapi Feeding Guidelines
Crissey, S., E.S. Dierenfeld, J. Kanselaar, K. Leus & J. Nijboer (2000).
In: Nijboer, J.,J.-M. Hat, W. Kaumanns, A. Beijnen, U. Ganslosser (eds.) Zoo Animal Nutrition. Filander Verlag: Furth. 257-270.
Contact:
Kristen Leus
E-mail:
Kristin.Leus@zooantwerpen.be

 

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Antilocapridae (Pronghorn)

Pronghorn Husbandry Manual
AZA

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Bovidae (Antelopes, Cattle, Bison, Buffalo, Goats, Sheep)

Barbary Sheep Husbandry Manual
Altin, R. C. (2007).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Antelope Husbandry Manual
Lance Aubery (ed) & Randy Rieches (cons. ed.) (2001)
San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Contact: Randy Rieches, San Diego Wild Animal Park,
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-7017, USA.
Phone: + 1 760 747 8702
Fax: + 1 760 746 7081
E-mail: rrieches@sandiegozoo.org

Antelope and Gazelle Minimum Husbandry Guidelines
Russell Smith, David Ruhter, Joseph Flanagan, Tammery Olsen, John Iaderosa, Randy Fulk & Terrie Correll (1997).
Available at web site (HTML);
Go here to download

Wild Cattle - AZA Husbandry Standards
AZA

Wild Cattle Species Husbandry Manual
Sharon Joseph (ed) (2004).
Compiled by Advisory and Steering Committees,
AZA Bison, Buffalo and Cattle Advisory Group.
AZA

Japanese Serow Husbandry Handbook
Kawamura, H. (ed) (1999).
Japanese Association of Zoological Gardens and Aquarium.
Contact: Kawamura, H., International Studbook Keeper,
Higashiyama Zoo,3-70 Higashiyama-Motomachi, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan.
Phone: + 81 052 782 2111
Fax: + 81 052 782 2140
ISIS

African Bovids and Chevrotains Husbandry Manual
AZA

Common Eland Husbandry Guidelines
Harris, H. (2010).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Goat & Sheep Husbandry Manual
AZA

Scimitar-horned Oryx: Biology, Husbandry and Conservation
Tania Gilbert and Tim Woodfine (eds) (2004).
Available at web site (PDF);
Go here to download

Addax Husbandry Guidelines
Engel, H. and Albrecht, A. (undated).
(German & English)
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