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April 2019

Vintage Zoo Guidebooks and More!
Animal Fact Sheet News
Priority Species Literature Search: 2019
Book of the Month: Scientific Foundation of Zoos and Aquariums
New Books & DVDs
What Are We Reading?
What Are We Writing?

Vintage Zoo Guidebooks, Maps & More - Now Online!

Our first batch of historic guidebooks, maps, postcards and memorabilia from the San Diego Zoo Global Library & Archives are now available for viewing online.  Visit our site on the Internet Archive and enjoy a look back at the Zoo and Wild Animal Park, 1933-1979.

We are so pleased to have these items available through California Revealed, a California State Library funded initiative. And we are just starting, with over 100 more items to be added over the next year. The next round will include CRES Reports, ICR's first newsletter, the first issues of ZOONOOZ and much, much more!

Animal Fact Sheet News

Did you know you can find husbandry information in many of our Animal Fact Sheets? We're thankful to be able to interview our experienced SDZG keepers and curators, as well as outside experts. The Managed Care section of the Rodrigues Fruit Bat (Pteropus rodricensis) Fact Sheet is a great example — take a look!

And be sure to explore our brand new Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) Fact Sheet. Some fun facts:

  • Fur texture increases lift and aids gliding
  • Nesting material carried in semi-prehensile tail
  • Distinctive scent of each social group helps members recognize one another

A big thanks to our fantastic team of library staff, volunteers, and reviewers for keeping these great fact sheets and updates coming!

Priority Species Literature Search: Updated 2019 Guide!

Have you explored our Priority Species Literature Search guide yet? Good news—it is now updated for 2019!

Busy team members will appreciate the easy, one-click searches for peer-reviewed literature on each of SDZG's 2019 priority species. The searches use the Library's Search Everything! tool, with options to refine your results and download or request PDFs.

A link to Priority Species Literature Search is on the SDZG Library's home page (right navigation panel). Access to the guide is restricted to SDZG team members working onsite, or offsite with VPN.

Book of the Month

Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums

Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums : Their Role in Conservation and Research


Edited by Allison B. Kaufman, Meredith J. Bashaw & Terry L. Maple (2019)

In the modern era, zoos and aquariums fight species extinction, educate communities, and advance learning of animal behaviour. This book features first person stories and scientific reviews to explore ground-breaking projects ... large-scale conservation initiatives that benefit multiple species ... how zoos use science to improve the health and welfare of animals in captivity ... personal tales of efforts to preserve wild populations through rehabilitation, captive breeding, reintroduction, and public outreach ... [and] scientific discoveries about animals that would have been impossible without the support of zoos and aquariums." —Publisher.

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New Books & DVDs

Blackmore, Stephen 2018. How plants work : form, diversity, survival. QK720 .B53 2018 MAIN

Carter, Neil. 2019. Interdisciplinary insights on living with tigers and grizzly bears [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

Cooley, Kristen G., et al. (eds.). 2018. Veterinary anesthetic and monitoring equipment. SF914 .V485 2018 ZOO HOSP

Divers, Stephen J., et al. 2019. Mader's reptile and amphibian medicine and surgery [3rd ed.]. SF997.5 .R4 D58 2019 ZOO HOSP

Elphick, Jonathan. 2019. The Handbook of Bird Families. QL673 .E465 2019 MAIN

Groenendijk, Jessica. 2019. Giant otter : giants of the Amazon. QL737 .C25 G77 2019 MAIN

Kaplan, Gisela T. 2015. Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds. QL698.3 .K37 2015 MAIN

Kaufman, Allison B., et al. (eds.). 2018. Scientific foundations of zoos and aquariums : their role in conservation and research. QL76 .S32 2018 MAIN

Pagano, Anthony. 2019. Polar bear energetics : implications of a changing Arctic environment [videorecording]. ICR SEMINAR SERIES

University of California Weed Research & Information Center. 2013. Weed control in natural areas in the Western United States. ZOO HORT

Waal, F. B. M. de. 2019. Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves. QL785 .W34 2019 MAIN

What Are We Reading?

Our Recent Returns shelf gives insight into what SDZG team members are reading and watching.

recent returns at the SDZG Library

What Are We Writing?

Here is a sample of recent SDZG staff publications. Please send us your citations for the next newsletter!

Davis EO, Crudge B, Lim T, O’Connor D, Roth V, Hunt M, Glikman JA. 2019. Understanding the prevalence of bear part consumption in Cambodia: A comparison of specialised questioning techniques. PLOS ONE. 14(2):e0211544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211544

Groenendijk J. 2019. The Giant Otter: Giants of the Amazon. Barnsley, UK: White Owl. 216 pages. Foreword by Ron Swaisgood. Request from the SDZG Library

Kühl HS, Boesch C, Kulik L, Haas F, Arandjelovic M, Dieguez P,  ..., Morgan B, et al. 2019 Mar 7. Human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity. Science.:eaau4532. doi:10.1126/science.aau4532

Nie Y, Zhou W, Gao K, Swaisgood RR, Wei F. 2019. Seasonal competition between sympatric species for a key resource: Implications for conservation management. Biological Conservation. 234:1–6. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.013

Ryder OA. 2019. In Memory of Kurt Benirschke, MD: Pioneer in mammalian cytogenetics, founder of the Frozen Zoo®, and champion of comparative medicine. J Hered. 110(2):257–259. doi:10.1093/jhered/esz010

Wei W, Swaisgood RR, Owen MA, Pilfold NW, Han H, Hong M, Zhou H, Wei F, Nie Y, Zhang Z. 2019. The role of den quality in giant panda conservation. Biological Conservation. 231:189–196. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.12.031

Yan X, Zhang H, Li D, Wu D, Zhou S, Sun M, Hu H, Liu X, Mou S, He S, Owen MA, et al. 2019. Acoustic recordings provide detailed information regarding the behavior of cryptic wildlife to support conservation translocations. Scientific Reports. 9(1):5172. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41455-z

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