Asian Small-clawed otters: nutrition and dietary husbandry

To sustain a captive population of Asian small-clawed otters, the nutritional needs of the species must be met. Developing appropriate dietary guidelines requires consideration of (1) feeding ecology, (2) target dietary nutrient values, (3) food items available to zoos, and (4) information on diets offered by institutions successfully maintaining and breeding them. This paper will address these nutritional issues in...

An Evaluation of the Nutritional Adequacy of the Feeding Program of the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripis) at the Metropolitan Toronto Zoo

Experimental data or performance record of black-footed ferret (BFF) in captivity is needed to evaluate nutrient levels or adequacy of feeding programs carried out with this endangered species. Diets fed to BFF in three places were compared: Metropolitan Toronto Zoo (MTZ), Sybille Wildlife Research Center (SWRC) and at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo (OHDZ). Some reference will be made to prairie...

Asian Small-Clawed Otter Husbandry Manual

To sustain a captive population of Asian small-clawed otters, the nutritional needs of the species must be met. Developing appropriate dietary guidelines requires consideration of: (1) feeding ecology, (2) target dietary nutrient values, (3) food items available to zoos, and (4) information collected from diets offered by institutions successfully maintaining/breeding Asian small-clawed otters. This chapter will address these nutritional issues...