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ch16 zoo and exotics

Chapter 16 Zoo and Exotic Animal Production Management

alligators large reptiles raised for meat, skin, byproducts, and for release into the wild
alpacas ruminant mammals similar to the llama but small and that originated in South America, they have silky fine coats and are raised for their hair
animal refuge large protected area of land where exotic animals are housed in a manmade setting that resembles their own habitat
beefalo cross breed of bison and domesticated beef cattle to produce beef animals with healthier and tastier meat products
bison ruminant mammals closely related to cattle
breeding stock the male and female animals of a species raised specifically for reproductive purposes
byproducts the parts of the animal that are not the main profit or production source, such as the hooves, antlers, hair coat, or internal organs
cross breeding mating of two different breeds of related animal and producing an animal with a combination of characteristics from each animal
deer ruminant animals that graze on pasture and have antlers
elk ruminant animal, much like deer, grazes on pasture and has antlers
exotic animal animal not native to the area where it is raised and may be rarely found in its natural habitat
exotic animal dealers people who buy and sell exotic animals to private collectors and zoos
feral animal that is wild and not domesticated to live in an area maintained by humans
llamas ruminant animals, native to South American and raised for their hair, meat, and used as pack animals
marketability a measure of how well a product will sell in an area
ostrich large, flightless bird raised for meat, feathers, oils, and other byproducts
profitability making money in a business after all other costs have been paid for in purchasing and caring for the product
rare breeds animals that are bred and raised for a variety of purposes but not found locally
velvet material shed from antlers of feer and used in medications and nutritional supplements
venison deer meat
zoo zoological garden that houses wild and exotic animals and plants for people to visit and observe their behaviors and beauty
zookeeper person who managers and cares for animals in a zoo
zoology the study of animal life
Created by: tromanczak