Keepers of the Ark: An Elephants View of Captivity ebook
by R. J. Ryan
Keepers of the Ark book. This is the true story of how they were cared for, handled, and trained during the time the author worked as an elephant keeper at the San Diego Wild Animal Park
Keepers of the Ark book. This is the true story of how they were cared for, handled, and trained during the time the author worked as an elephant keeper at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. For the first time, the public can get a behind the scenes look at the daily life of captive elephants.
Keepers of the Ark is the true story of R. J. Ryans experience as an elephant keeper at the San Diego Wild Animal Park during the mid-1980s. It follows the daily life of not only the author, but also the elephants at one of the most prestigious facilities in the country.
Keepers of the Ark: An Elephant’s View of Captivity- . Managing Elephants: An Introduction to Their Training and Management- Alan Roocroft (1994): This book gives a glimpse into free contact management and how it was used throughout zoos at the time.
Elephants in captivity are elephants kept in a confining area, such as a zoo, circus, or camp, where they are fed and cared for by humans and usually exhibited for entertainment or educational purposes. Most captive elephants are taken from the wild, as they breed poorly in captivity. The low rate of captive births cannot balance out captive mortality. Selective breeding of elephants is impractical due to their long reproductive cycle, so there are no domesticated breeds.
The Amboseli Elephants, A Long-Term Perspective On A Long-Lived Mammal, Cythia Moss, Harvey Croze & Phyllis C. Lee, University of Chicago Press, USA (2011). An Elephant In The Room: The Science and Well-Being of Elephants in Captivity, Debra Forthman, Lisa F. Kane, David Hancocks & Paul F. Waldau (ed., Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, USA (2009). Elephants On The Edge, What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, . Bradshaw, Yale University Press, USA (2009). Elephants and Ethics, Toward a Morality of Coexistence, Christen Wemmer & Catherine A. Christen,.
Keepers of the Ark: an Elephants' View of Captivity by R. Ryan. R J. Ryan details the abuse that is inherent in keeping Elephants captive in a Zoo type setting. In this book, Ryan details the systematic and often cruel methods used to control the elephants. I highly recommend reading this book as it is a great educational tool. Ryan is quoted as saying "An attitude permeated throughout almost all of the elephant keepers that I would meet - how dare these elephants fight back.
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William Ryan Woven through the story of the Ark Tablet is a chatty, witty, humane, and at times very funny memoir of a life spent deciphering these baffling indentations in once-wet mud.
Ostensibly, this book is about a millennia-old slab of clay with some wedge-shaped writing on it and what it reveals: a Primordial Flood story unlike any other. Woven through the story of the Ark Tablet is a chatty, witty, humane, and at times very funny memoir of a life spent deciphering these baffling indentations in once-wet mud. It's also a marvelous introductory history to the discipline of Assyriology itself. But it goes beyond that.
The Ark of the Covenant . Missing for thousands of years, it has been carefully preserved where it was least expected, and now is at risk. From the ravages of time, and those who would stop at nothing to possess it. Or destroy it to fulfill an ancient prophecy. ★★★★ Non-stop action that is impossible to put down.
The inadequacies for elephants in captivity will always be a source of disease and suffering for elephants. Ed Stewart is president of the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which he and partner Pat Derby co-founded in 1984. Cramped enclosures and hard surfaces cause a variety of problems, including deadly foot disease and arthritis, infertility, obesity, and abnormal repetitive behaviors such as swaying and head bobbing. PAWS operates three sanctuaries in Northern California that are home to more than 100 rescued and retired animals, including 8 elephants, 32 tigers, lions, bears, primates and other species.