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Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice

Reproduced in full with kind permission of:
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

Contents

TITLE PAGE

SECTION 1
Introduction
Interpretation of terms used
Animal welfare in the zoo environment

SECTION 2

  Secretary of State’s Standards:
1.   1.1-1.13 Provision of food and water
2.  2.1-2.11 Provision of a suitable environment
3.  Provision of animal health care
3.1-3.3 Routine observation
3.4-3.6 Enclosures
3.7-3.18 Veterinary care
3.19-3.23  Isolation & containment
3.24-3.27  Sanitation and control of disease
3.28 Specialist techniques
4. 4.1-4.7 Provision of an opportunity to express most
normal behaviour
5. 5.1-5.8 Provision of protection from fear and distress
6. 6.1-6.6 Transportation and movement of live animals
7. Conservation, Education and Research: 
7.1-7.2  Principles
7.3-7.4 Conservation within and beyond the zoo
7.5-7.7 Education
7.8-7.9   Research
8. Public safety in the zoo:
8.1-8.3 Principles
8.4 Insurance 
8.5-8.12 Enclosures
8.13-8.18 Management and maintenance
8.19-8.21 Protection of Public
8.22-8.24 Free ranging species
8.25-8.40 Escapes
8.41-8.42 Exits
8.43-8.49 Signs

9. 9.1-9.5 Stock Records
10. 10.1-10.6 Staff and Training
11. Public facilities:
11.1-11.5 First aid
11.6-11.7 Toilets
11.8 26 Parking
11.9-11.10 Provision for particular needs

12.  12.1 Display of Zoo Licence

APPENDICES

  1. The EC Zoos Directive & Zoo closures
  2. Ethical Review Process
  3. Conservation, Education and Research
  4. Animal Transactions
    Transport of Live Animals
    Animal Acquisition
    Disposal of Live Animals
    Animals intended for release
    Euthanasia
  5. Veterinary Facilities
    Veterinary services
    On-site facilities
    Post-mortem facilities
  6. Animal Contact Areas
    Introduction
    General Provisions
    Walk-through exhibits
    Diving experience exhibits
    Touch-pools
    Drive-through enclosures
  7. Training of Animals
    General Provisions
    Use of animals in demonstrations outside the zoo
  8. Specialist Exhibits
    8.1 Invertebrates
    8.2 Reptiles and amphibians
    8.3 Venomous species
    8.4 Pinnipeds and marine birds
    8.5 Public aquaria
    8.6 Waterfowl
    8.7 Birds of Prey
  9. Staff and staff Training
  10. Pre-inspection Audit
  11. Inspection Report
  12. Dangerous Animal Categorisation
  13. Bibliography

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