This book outlines the basic husbandry of primates and factors that can help improve their welfare when in captivity. The authors cover nine main topics starting with general information on primate classification, ...
Although when reading this book it is apparent that many examples and management techniques arise from experience of housing laboratory primates, the book is also useful for zoo personnel. It is important that people reading this book read the preface as the authors explain that although the above is true the “principles of improving primate welfare can be applied to all captive primates whether in zoos, laboratories or private collections”. Some recommendations are not practical for a zoo environment due to limited staff, time and money but the book gives an ideal standard that can be followed when possible.
This book is a good source of reference for people working with primates
Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare
Paul Honess & Sarah E. Wolfensohn