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The Environmental Husbandry Manual
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About the Author

Since graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1992 with a BSc in Zoology, Gordon McLeod has conducted research at a number of zoological collections in Britain, primarily studying the effects of enrichment techniques on animal behaviour and welfare. His work has included studying ocelots in enriched enclosures at Glasgow Zoo (part-funded by UFAW), and designing enrichment devices and feeding practices for wolves and ravens at Palace Rigg Country Park.

The authors’ interest in animal welfare led to further academic study for an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Edinburgh, his thesis being a comparison of husbandry practices at different wildlife collections in the UK. Over the period 1997-98, the author worked with the Research Department at Edinburgh Zoo, assisting in research, editing welfare guidelines, and producing the Zoo Environmental Husbandry Manual based on the enrichment and management techniques used by the keeping staff.

The author may be contacted by e-mail at gordon.mcleod@ntlworld.com

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