The propagation of wild animals in captivity is playing an increasingly important role in the conservation of species. This is particularly true of primates, many of which are threatened or endangered in their natural habitat. Unfortunately, primate mortality during the neonatal period is often high in captivity, often because of suboptimal management. Significant improvements in infant survival can be made with a better knowledge of neonatal biology and rearing procedures. The aim of this book is to provide a reference text on the normal growth of 18 primate species commonly held in captivity for propagation or research, and on the housing, feeding, management, and preventative medicine techniques that enable this normal growth. Up-to-date information, scattered widely through the scientific literature, is here gathered together and presented in an easily accessible form for those involved in rearing primates in captivity.
'This is one of those books that makes you wonder why it has not been written before ... very welcome as it provides an excellent summary of the available literature in a readable and concise form. I have no hesitation in recommending this book which is an essential and affordable purchase for research institutions and zoos with primate collections.' Robert Hubrecht, Animal Welfare 1993 'it is important to have this type of information in one place and it is well presented ... The book is to be recommended to all involved in the care of primates.' J.C. Ingram, Biology, 1993
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 16th July 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.32 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52