Research in zoos: a growth area in conservation

  title={Research in zoos: a growth area in conservation},
  author={Oliver A Ryder and Anna T. C. Feistner},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Despite early menageries being the source of much useful biological information on anatomy and taxonomy, it is only more recently that the potential for research in zoos has been recongnized. Collections of captive animals are unique and irreplaceable resources for conservation; but without research in zoological parks, progress in conservation science would diminish. There is a flow of information from zoo researchers to field scientists that assists in providing new insights into species… CONTINUE READING