Australasian Zoo Keeping

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OK, so this isn't really a Fauna First Aid resource, but a bit of a write up on the Australasian Zoo Keeping web site constructed by Geoff Underwood.

This site deserves a special mention in this section as there are a multitude of wonderful guides available on many Australian native animal species, plus a whole heap of other foreign species for those of you who are interested.

The guides on the site are written by various individuals and establishments, including wildlife carer volunteers and zoo handlers. Some of the titles that can be found at Australasian Zoo Keeping are:

Tasmanian Devil Husbandry Manual
Koala Husbandry Manual
Platypus Husbandry Manual
Parma Wallaby Husbandry Manual
Tree Kangaroo Nutrition Chapter
Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby Husbandry Manual

and more!

Wildlife carers, please keep in mind that most of the resources on the site are husbandry manuals.... meaning that they are written for animals that are kept in permanent care (like zoo's!), however the information is still invaluable to us as they contain information on dietary needs, housing, substrate and enclosure furniture, handling and so much more. Although there are more and more wildlife care guides for orphaned, injured or sick critters being written these days, some species are not catered for and these guides provide enough information to allow us to care for them appropriately.

Happy reading!

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