Diaz ML. 2001. Reorganization and development of the nutrition department at the Buenos Aires Zoo (1991- 2001). In Edwards M, Lisi KJ, Schlegel ML, Bray RE, Eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
The objective of this presentation is to describe modifications of nutritional management at the Buenos Aires Zoo from 1991 to present (2001). As with other Latin American zoos, our resources are limited; however we have made strong efforts to overcome financial, technical and organizational difficulties. In 1991, the basic management was in the hands of the keeper, who decided what each animal should be fed (quality and quantity) with no real data recorded as to type or quantity of feedstuff, or frequency of feeding. Presently, we have instituted a more organized, planned and controlled management scheme, allowing the veterinary, biological, nutritional staff to work closely with the keepers with one common objective or goal: to improve the life and conditions of the zoo animals.Diaz-ReorganizationOfNutritionDepartmentinBuenosAires.pdf     819 KB