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Handling and Restraint of Zoo Animals

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Hayley Igbokwe

on 24 November 2014

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Transcript of Handling and Restraint of Zoo Animals

Handling and Restraint of Zoo Animals
Identify the 3 different types of restraint
Describe the 3 different types of restraint
Analyse the 3 different types of restraint

Calculating Anaesthetics
Anaesthetic concentration – 4.4mg/kg
Maximum dosage – 2000 mg

How much would we give the following animals:

125kg lion
90kg chimpanzee
4000kg elephant

Chemical Restraint


This causes sleep, thus preventing pain and discomfort and allows medical procedures to be performed. The animal is unconscious

What do we remember?
Each of you will give me a factoid about restraint of an animal....

Think back to safe working practice
There are 3 different types of Restraint method
Physical Restraint

Trap Containers

Chemical Restraint

You are the keeper....
Pregnancy complications
First aid situation
Examination after injury
Medicating / tagging / clipping
Health checks
What must we ensure we take into account?


This numbs the central nervous system and makes the animal sleepy. The animal is still conscious.

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