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  1. Molluscs for Sale: Assessment of Freshwater Gastropods and Bivalves in the Ornamental Pet Trade

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    | Contributor(s):: Ting Hui Ng, Siong Kiat Tan, Wing Hing Wong, Rudolf Meier, Sow-Yan Chan, Heok Hui Tan, Darren C. J. Yeo

    The ornamental pet trade is often considered a key culprit for conservation problems such as the introduction of invasive species (including infectious diseases) and overharvesting of rare species. Here, we present the first assessment of the biodiversity of freshwater molluscs in the...

  2. Determining the Effect of Visitor Group Size and Other Variables on the Behavior of Orangutans at the Oregon Zoo as a Measure of Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Kaytlynn Fyock, Randy Zelick (adviser)

    The Oregon Zoo is home to many exotic animals, including Bornean and Sumatran orangutans. They live in a relatively new naturalistic exhibit and are subject to large volumes of visitor traffic throughout the day. This is a pilot study to determine the variables and details necessary to conduct a...

  3. Animal people

    | Contributor(s):: Meghan Ann Brown, Debra Marquart (adviser)

    Imagine you’re at the zoo, standing in front of an enclosure that contains a magnificent lion. You gaze into his lantern-yellow eyes and he stares back at you. What do you see? If you’re like most people, your answer may be simply, a lion. You may be humbled in the presence of a...

  4. Behavioral Ecology of Captive Species: Using Bibliographic Information to Assess Pet Suitability of Mammal Species

    | Contributor(s):: Paul Koene, Rudi M. de Mol, Bert Ipema

    Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...

  5. Taming and Training in The Human Use of Elephants: The Case of Nepal, Past, Present and Future

    | Contributor(s):: Piers Locke

    It is a curious fact that by contrast with equine studies, a field that includes extensive historical and sociological work (e.g Budiansky 1998, Cassidy 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, Clutton-Brock 1992, Derry 2003, 2006, Hurn 2008a, 2008b), elephant husbandry has yet to be constituted as an integrated...

  6. ExNOTic: Should We Be Keeping Exotic Pets?

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel A Grant, V Tamara Montrose, Alison P Wills

    There has been a recent trend towards keeping non-traditional companion animals, also known as exotic pets. These pets include parrots, reptiles, amphibians and rabbits, as well as small species of rodent such as degus and guinea pigs. Many of these exotic pet species are not domesticated, and...

  7. Apr 23 2016

    University of Tennessee Veterinary Medicine Open House 2016

    Welcome to Our House!Tennessee is home to one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the country.Every spring, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine students organize an Open House...

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  8. Re-Homing Exotic Species - A Pilot Program to Prevent Release of Exotic Aquatic Pet Species

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew M. Lazur, Ruth Hanessian

    An educational poster program designed to inform pet owners of the dangers of releasing exotic species and provide a re-homing mechanism was evaluated as a means to reduce unwanted environmental releases. The poster provided a URL to the program partners' Web site, which listed participating...

  9. Relevance, Rigor, and Relationships: Student Perceptions Following Participation in an Integrated Experiential Zoo-Based Academic High School Science Program

    | Contributor(s):: John W. Hill, Henry Doorly Zoo

    The purpose of this survey study was to compare students’ measured Likert scale perceptions of posttest school climate survey, relevance, rigor, and relationships domain scores following 11th- and 12th-grade participation in either an integrated experiential zoo-based academic high school...

  10. A Research Framework for the Geographic Study of Exotic Pet Mammals in the USA

    | Contributor(s):: Gabrielle C. Tegeder

    Exotic animals are not well-represented in geographic studies, even in the emerging sub-field of animal geography. With the dearth of exotic animal studies, and the relevance of exotic pets in the public consciousness and in the news, a basic, introductory study such as this is necessary to begin...

  11. Resolution 1992-02-04 Tuberculosis in Captive Cervidae and Exotic Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

  12. Elephant slaves and pampered parrots: Exotic animals and their meanings in eighteenth-century France

    | Contributor(s):: Robbins, Louise Enders

  13. The nature of hope: Thane Maynard at TEDxCincinnati

    | Contributor(s):: Thane Maynard

    Thane Maynard director of zoo talks about calendars the effort to save endangered animals from bunk of extinction and explores how that's possible cbc or and why it's so important here in the 20th century. Thane has written more than a dozen books, the most recent, “Hope For Animals...

  14. Animals in Film and Television

    | Contributor(s):: D.b. Wilkins

    People have always had a fascination for large, "exotic" types of animals and as a result many zoos were set up all over Europe and North America. For many years there was a great deal of money to be made from exhibiting animals, and very little regard was paid to their welfare.With the...

  15. Physical Restraint of Non-domestic Pets

    | Contributor(s):: D.l. Graham

    The accuracy of a veterinarian's diagnosis and therefore the success of the therapy regimen based on that diagnosis depend upon adequate restraint of the patient in order that a revealing physical examination can be performed and necessary treatment can be accomplished. This is no less true...

  16. Know Your Exotic

    | Contributor(s):: Ralph R. Snodgrass Jr.

    This article contains a quiz on exotic household pets for the benefit of students of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  17. Role of private owners in the conservation of exotic species

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica L. Beetz

    This study examines the private ownership of exotic species, a topic very relevant to conservation that has long been ignored in the public sphere of policy and discussion. The private ownership of exotic species is a multifaceted issue that affects not only conservation, but also the domestic...

  18. Combatting the Exotic Species Invasion: The Role of Tort Liability

    | Contributor(s):: Daniel P. Larsen

    Introduction Present-day island and continental ecosystems began evolving millions of years before the human species appeared. These ecosystems became distinct as they developed in isolation from one another, due to natural barriers between them. Within the last 150 years, however, technology has...

  19. Dangerous animals in captivity: Ex situ tiger conflict and implication for private ownership of exotic animals

    | Contributor(s):: Philip J. Nyhus, Ronald L. Tilson, J. L. Tomlinson

    The risks associated with tiger attacks on people in the wild are well documented. There may currently be more tigers in captivity than in the wild, but relatively little is known about the risks of injury or death associated with owning and managing captive tigers and other large carnivores. The...

  20. Wellness management and environmental enrichment of exotic pets

    | Contributor(s):: Rupley, A. E.