Zoos Forum Handbook
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK
2008 - 2009
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Edition: 2008 - 2009
The Zoos Forum, the Government’s advisors on zoo matters, has put together this Handbook for all with interests in zoo and zoo animal management to use.
Its purpose is to supplement the guidance contained in the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, updated in September 2004. It is a living document and will be reviewed, updated and added to on a regular basis to reflect new developments in animal management and best zoo practice etc.
However, it should be noted that the Handbook is not meant to be an exhaustive source of information. It is non-statutory and simply contains guidance with recommendations and examples that all zoo stakeholders – inspectors, local authority representatives, zoos and others - should find helpful.