Children of the ark


The authors are deeply concerned with the destruction of the world's natural environment and the resulting threat to the survival of our wildlife. They believe that man has the responsibility to preserve endangered animal species and note the changing function of zoos to this end. The book consists of 32 black and white photographs, with extensive commentary, compiled following visits to Canadian and British zoos where breeding programmes are being carried out. An introduction is given by Professor D. A. Chant, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Zoology, University of Toronto. The book has an emotional appeal to the reader but the text also reveals a deep practical sympathy with the subject. The book will help to provoke awareness of the harm we are doing to our environment and also provides a very readable introduction to the problems of breeding wild animals in captivity. E. A. WELLS

DOI: 10.1007/BF02380706

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@article{Wells2006ChildrenOT, title={Children of the ark}, author={Elizabeth A. Wells}, journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production}, year={2006}, volume={6}, pages={144-144} }