The Giraffe Husbandry Resource Manual

Author(s)Amy Burgess
Year Published2004
JournalThe Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group
Page Numbers1-187
Size3.72 MB

Giraffes have been kept in captive situations for hundreds of years. Nevertheless, it would be very difficult to describe a singular optimal situation for keeping giraffe, outside of their natural environment. Much of the information contained within will illustrate multiple situations where giraffe were managed successfully, to allow the reader to make husbandry decisions that will best suit their individual facilities and create the most suitable program for their herd. The information found within this manual should be used as a guideline. Local and state laws, climate, animal individuality and U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines should all be considered when making decisions in regards to captive wildlife.

Keywords: Giraffe, Captive management, Diet, Transport, Veterinary care, Nutrition, Training, Enrichment, Reproduction, Hand-Rearing, Welfare    

Author: Amy Burgess

Journal: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Antelope/Giraffe Taxon Advisory Group

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