Carnivores

Spotlights

Close-up of a male lion Big Cats, 2009

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

This bibliography pertain to the health, care and housing of big cats. This information will be of use to research facilities, zoos, circuses and conservation programs to assist them in the care, breeding, husbandry and conservation of these beautiful animals.


Tiger Tigers, 2006

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Includes information on tiger biology, behavior, nutrition, feeds, reproduction, breeding, genetics, diseases, parasites, hand rearing, veterinary care and husbandry.


Close-up of a cheetah's head Felid Taxon Advisory Group

Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Provides information on felids in the wild and captivity through fact sheets, husbandry information (including zoo standards), lists of current research projects, and AZA action plans.


Handling Frozen/Thawed Meat and Prey Items Fed to Captive Exotic Animals A Manual of Standard Operating Procedures, 2001 (PDF | 314 KB)

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Provides guidelines on all points of handling meant and prey items, from ordering, purchasing, and receiving through storage, thawing, and feeding-including cleaning and sanitation-to validating procedures and quality assurance sampling.


Husbandry Manual for Small Felids

Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Felid Taxon Advisory Group.

Provides information on the nutrition, veterinary care, housing, environment, reproduction, and management of small felids in captivity.