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JENSCH, B., BAUR, M., BRANDSTÄTTER, F., FRIZ, T., KÖLPIN, T., SCHMIDT, F., SOMMERLAD, R. & VOIGT, K.-H. (2009)

Mindestanforderungen an die artgerechte Haltung von Krokodilen in privaten Terrarien und zoologischen Einrichtungen.

Der Zoologische Garten 78(2-3): 102-131.

The minimum requirements for the keeping of crocodiles in private and public institutions are set up by a collective of authors. Important aspects such as the design of enclosures, secure handling and keeping, thermoregulation, protection of animals, feeding, behavioural enrichment and diseases and their prophylaxis are important topics. The authors critically deal with existing guidelines and give suggestions on how crocodiles can be kept appropriately and according to existing laws at the same time. Special attention is given to the aspects of current legislation. It is stressed that there should be given proper attention to the qualification of the keeping institution as to the biology of the animals as well as to security aspects. A table of species completes the text with a short array of important features to be considered in the keeping of crocodiles.

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: 10.1016/j.zoolgart.2008.09.001

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