Resources: Animals on Show: Zoo

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Non-Fiction Book Extracts

Reading Zoos: Representations of Animals in Captivity. 
Randy Malamud. 
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Zoo Culture. Bob Mullan and Garry Marvin.
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Fiction Book Extracts

Hackenfeller's Ape. 
Brigid Brophy. 
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Daughter Buffalo. 
Janet Frame.
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"The Zoo". The Farmer's Daughters: The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams.
William Carlos Williams.
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Magazine Articles

"Why Zoos Disappoint". New Society. John Berger. 
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"The Shame of Auckland Zoo". Metro. Selwyn Manning.
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"Cheetahs for Hire". SAFE Magazine.
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"The Zoo". Sappho Sakyi's Meditations. 
Edward Kamau Brathwaite. 
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"The Panther - Jardin des Plantes, Paris". 
New Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. Rainer Maria Rilke.
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"The Zoo". The Collected Poems of Stevie Smith. 
Stevie Smith.
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Newspaper Articles

"The Bear Essentials for Zoos". 
The Dominion Post. Mark Henderson and Diana McCurdy. 
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Electronic Texts

Enclosure Size in Captive Wild Mammals: A Comparison Between UK Zoological Collections and the Wild. 
Captive Animals' Protection Society. 
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Animal Welfare (Zoos) Code of Welfare 2005. 
National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.
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Animal Welfare (Zoos) Code of Welfare 2005: Report. 
National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.
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Creature Comforts. 
Aardman Animation. 
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