Animals in Captivity

Background Information

More books and videos about animals in captivity can be found using the Library's catalog.

Blackfish [Blu-ray] MEDIA SF 408.6 K 54 B 53 2013
Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals Online only
Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity QL 737. C 432 K 577 2012
Dictionary of Animal Behavior Online only
Encyclopedia of the World's Zoos REF QL 76. E 53 2001
Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species are Being Rescued from the Brink QH 75. G 636 2009
Life at the Zoo: Behind the Scenes with the Animal Doctors QL 76. R 64 2004
One Lucky Elephant [DVD] MEDIA SF 408.6 E 44 O 54 2012
Politics of Zoos: Exotic Animals and Their Protectors
QL 76.5 U 6 D 66 2006
Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo QL 76.5 G 3 R 68 2002
Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the West QL 76. B 3713 2002
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives QL 76.5 U 62 T 36 2010
Zooland: The Institution of Captivity QL 76.5 N 7 B 73 2012

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any topic in zoology, from animal behavior to zoogeography.
BioOne
This journal publisher provides access to high quality scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles in the sciences, focusing primarily on biology and zoology.
Nature Precedings
Created by Nature Publishing, this database provides access to preprints of academic papers in genetics, biology, microbiology, and more.
ScienceDirect Life and Health Sciences
This database gives you access to thousands of articles by scholars in all the life sciences.

Web Resources

Animals in Captivity Research Guide
Created by librarians at Westchester Community College (SUNY), this guide offers a list of selected articles and online sources to find more information about animal captivity. It also includes links to other research guides on related topics.
Captive Creatures: Zoos and Aquariums
This article by the National Humane Education Society offers a great overview of the issues involved with animals in captivity. It also covers some of the relevant laws in the United States that protect animal welfare.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
The GFAS are a group of animal welfare organizations, zoos, animal conservation programs, and related agencies that offer accreditation to zoos and animal sanctuaries. They are an important source of information about the laws and regulations that govern zoos and sanctuaries.