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In Last Animals at theZoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos have become an essential part of modernconservation strategy, and that the only real hope for saving many endangeredspecies is through creative use of zoos in combination with restoration ofnatural habitats. From the genetics of captive breeding to techniques ofbehavioral enrichment, Tudge examines all aspects of zoo conservation programs and explains how the precarious existence of so many animals can best be protected.

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Colin Tudge is a three-time winner of the Glaxo/ABSW Science Writer of the Year Award. His career as a science writer includes serving as Features Editor at New Scientist, his own science program, Spectrum, on BBC Radio and freelance writing for The Independent, The Times, Natural History and The New Statesman.

In addition to Last Animals at the Zoo, he was written The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They Matter; So Shall We Reap; The Time Before History; The Impact of the Gene; and coauthor (with Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell) of The Second Creation: Dolly and the Age of Biological Control.

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Given the growing number of titles being published on wildlife conservation and the role of zoos in the preservation and introduction of species (Jake Page's Zoo: The Modern Ark, LJ 5/1/90 ; Page's Smithsonian's New Zoo, LJ 6/1/90; Gerald Durrell's The Ark's Anniversary , LJ 8/1/91), what makes this book so special is its sophisticated European and philosophical approach. Tudge, a scientific fellow of the Zoological Society of London, delves deeply into reasons why we must conserve animals and considers controversial philosophical issues such as how much wildlife do we need and how much should we interfere in the lives of animals. He spends considerable time discussing the difficulties involved in breeding exotic species in captivity and gives examples of particular projects such as those involving Golden Lion Tamarins, Arabian Oryx, and Red Wolves. Although Tudge obviously supports zoos and what he presents as their role for the future of wildlife conservation, his work presents both sides of the picture and remains unbiased. Highly recommended for informed audiences.
- Edell Marie Peters, Brookfield P.L., Wis.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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