Captive Management  Husbandry

Manuals

 

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.

 

 

Husbandry Manual Guidelines.

 

Vertebrates

Invertebrates

Nutrition

Animal Records & Data Transfer Forms
 


Vertebrates

Department of Conservation (NZ)
Husbandry Manual Template and Standards (2007).
Available at web site (PDF):
Go here to download

or
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

Standardising Husbandry Manuals: Guidelines for Terrestrial Vertebrates.
Stephen M. Jackson (2001).
Contact me for availability

Husbandry Guideline Form
Contact me for availability

Biological Profile Form
Contact me for availability

AZA Animal Care Manual Template
Contact me for availability

EAZA Ciconiiformes Husbandry Guidelines
Contact me for availability

EAZA Husbandry Guidelines
EAZA Taxon Advisory Groups (2008).
EAZA

ASZK Animal Husbandry Manuals - A guide to production.
Liz Romer (2005).
Contact me for availability

Amphibian Ark Ex Situ Management Guidelines
Amphibian Ark (undated).
Available at web site (DOC):
Go here to download

 

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Invertebrates

Invertebrate Husbandry Manual Format
(adopted by ARAZPA).
Contact me for availability

 

Nutrition

Suggested Format - Nutrition Section of Husbandry Manuals (follows AZA guidelines).
Available at web site (PDF file);
Go here to download

 

Animal Records & Data Transfer Forms

AZA Animal Data Transfer Form
Provides information on the animal, its diet, reproductive history, medical and physical husbandry information, etc.
Available at web site (PDF file):
Go here to download

AZA Enrichment Data Transfer Form
Provides information on the animal's behavioral history, and data on what types of enrichment have been utilized and their success or failure with the particular animal.

Available at web site (PDF file):
Go here to download

AZA Operant Conditioning Data Transfer Form
Provides background information on any training that has occurred with the animal, training schedules, types of training, animal's reaction to training, etc.

Available at web site (PDF file):
Go here to download

Melbourne Zoo's "Keepers Animal Records Manual"
Go here to download

 

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