Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Big Cats


In this book, the editors have reviewed the scientific articles from diverse group of scientists from all over the world who are actively participating in the wildlife conservation. Some of the important divisions incorporated in the book are conservation and population genetics, biodiversity, ecology, conservation physiology and evolution of big cats. The different chapters written by eminent scientists with their experience will provide an overview of the current information on conservation strategies and survival of big cats in different geographical zones around the world. The articles will also provide valuable information, on both free range and captive felines, to understand the present and future of the majestic species. The book will be useful to biologists, veterinary students, wildlife managers, researchers and also wildlife conservationists.

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Big CatsEdited by A. B. Shrivastav

Published: December 20th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66582

ISBN: 978-953-51-3684-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3683-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4015-3

Copyright year: 2017

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10525 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Health Management of Big Cats

By Avadh Bihari Shrivastav and Keshav Pratap Singh


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2. Heart Conditions in Felidae

By Hussein Abdelhay Kaoud


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3. Conservation Physiology of Tigers in Zoos: Integrating Stress Physiology and Behaviour to Monitor Their Health and Welfare

By Edward Narayan, Nagarajan Baskaran and Janice Vaz


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4. Applied Biotechnologies in the Conservation of Wild Felids: In Vitro Embryo Production and Cellular Regenerative Therapies

By Daniel Veraguas, Diana Echeverry, Fidel Ovidio Castro and Lleretny Rodriguez-Alvarez


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5. Genetic Characterization of Jaguars (Panthera onca) in Captivity in Zoological Parks of Colombia

By Santiago Jimenez Gonzalez, Manuel Ruiz García, Jesús Maldonado, Ligia Jimenez, Alberto Sánchez, Tammy Wilbert, Susan L. Castro, Jimmy H. Vargas, Sonia R. Quintanilla, Haydy Monsalve and Claudia Jimenez Escobar


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6. Ecology and Evolution of Melanism in Big Cats: Case Study with Black Leopards and Jaguars

By Lucas Gonçalves da Silva


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7. The Last Coastal Jaguars of Ecuador: Ecology, Conservation and Management Implications

By Miguel Saavedra Mendoza, Paúl Cun, Eric Horstman, Sonia Carabajo and Juan José Alava


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