Essential Zookeeper

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Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques
1.  Wild Mammals in Captivity: Principles and Techniques by Devra G. Kleiman
The list author says:
  "The basic knowledge of zoo biology covering nutrition, reproduction, research basics, management, genetics, design, and husbandry.  A 2nd edition now exists, but it lacks many chapters from the 1st edition that I found informative."
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Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals
2.  Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals by Murray E. Fowler
The list author says:
  "A must for any zookeeper...proper ways to handle animals"
$130.21   Used & New from: $107.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Sibley Guide to Birds
3.  The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley
The list author says:
  "Its important for a zookeeper to know just as much about their local ecology, as the rainforests of Africa"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (282 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides)
4.  A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) by Roger Conant
The list author says:
  "Written by a zoo man, Roger Conant...this book has long been the authority of Eastern US herps."
$11.82   Used & New from: $5.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Leatherman 830018 Kick Pocket Multi-Tool with Leather Sheath
5.  Leatherman 830018 Kick Pocket Multi-Tool with Leather Sheath by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "Never leave home without one.  Everyone has their own opinion about their leatherman...this one is the most basic and essential."
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ETHICS on the ARK (Zoo & Aquarium Biology & Conservation)
6.  ETHICS on the ARK (Zoo & Aquarium Biology & Conservation) by Bryan G. Norton
The list author says:
  "A good read to understanding animal ethics"
$19.34   Used & New from: $0.24
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals
7.  Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals by David J. Shepherdson
The list author says:
  "The importance of naturally keeping animals mentally and physically stimulated."
$20.49   Used & New from: $7.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
8.  Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
The list author says:
  "Operant conditioning authoritative text."
$13.29   Used & New from: $0.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

Encyclopedia of Mammals (Facts on File Natural Science Library)
9.  Encyclopedia of Mammals (Facts on File Natural Science Library) by David W. Macdonald
The list author says:
  "The MacDonald Encyclopedia of Mammals is a must...there are three editions.  The most recent has three volumes and is rather expensive."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates
10.  The Behavior Guide to African Mammals: Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates by Richard D. Estes
The list author says:
  "Excellent guide on mammal behavior covering in detail most of the African hoofstock, carnivores, and primates...animals that are found in almost every single zoos, even some aquariums."
Used & New from: $4.81
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds
11.  Firefly Encyclopedia of Birds by Christopher Perrins
The list author says:
  "Covers all taxa of birds.  It is very difficult to find a complete bird encyclopedia containing all species.  I would suggest obtaining field guides from various regions of the world or invest in the very expensive 16 volume Handbook of Birds of the World published by Lynx Edicions."
Used & New from: $0.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function
12.  Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure and Function by Patrick J. Lynch
The list author says:
  "Very nice book of avian anatomy and physiology."
$35.16   Used & New from: $23.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The management of wild mammals in captivity
13.  The management of wild mammals in captivity by Lee S Crandall
The list author says:
  "An old school look at mammal husbandry...the original zookeeper bible.  Organized by taxa."
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Wild Animals in Captivity
14.  Wild Animals in Captivity by Heini Hediger
The list author says:
  "Hediger is considered the father of Zoo Biology, the science behind the zookeeper."
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Psychology and Behaviour of Animals in Zoos and Circuses
15.  Psychology and Behaviour of Animals in Zoos and Circuses by Heini Hediger
The list author says:
  "Another of Hediger's books."
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Zoo Design: The Reality of Wild Illusions
16.  Zoo Design: The Reality of Wild Illusions by Kenneth J. Polakowski
The list author says:
  "Hard to find...but a great read in the philosophy of modern zoo architecture."
Used & New from: $209.88
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Measuring Behaviour: An Introductory Guide
17.  Measuring Behaviour: An Introductory Guide by Paul Martin
The list author says:
  "A difficult book to read...but a good read for those interested in behavioral research."
$54.60   Used & New from: $25.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans & Families
18.  America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans & Families by Allen W. Nyhuis
The list author says:
  "The most recent and complete guide to the major zoos of the United States."
$13.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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