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About ultimateungulate.com
A guide to this site

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

UltimateUngulate.com is designed to provide reliable information and pictures of the world's ungulates to the global online community. These pages have been created for educational use, and their use and distribution (with proper credit) is encouraged.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent HuffmanBrent Huffman is a zoologist from Toronto, Canada.  He has contributed to Bovids of the World (2016, Princeton University Press), Encyclopaedia Britannica, Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 2: Hoofed Mammals (2011, Lynx Edicions), and the textbook Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology (2013, University of Chicago Press - chapter: "Hoofstock Husbandry and Care"). Other credits include writing for IUCN Red List species accounts (Pseudois schaeferi, Axis kuhlii, Bubabus mindorensis), consulting for the BBC's "Life of Mammals" series, publishing captive ungulate management articles for several professional organizations, and providing photographs for numerous scientific articles, popular publications, and WWF stamp issues.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Honours) from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He is an avid wildlife photographer, and has traveled to numerous exotic locales in search of rare ungulate species, including Zanzibar (2013), India (2011), Ethiopia (2010), and Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon (2003-2004).

Brent is a member of numerous zoological organizations, including ASM (American Society of Mammalogists), AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers), and AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), and is an active participant with the AZA Ungulate TAGs (Taxon Advisory Groups).  He is currently a lead keeper in the African Savanna at the Toronto Zoo, working with giraffes, river hippos, eland, sable antelope, and Watusi cattle, as well as cheetahs and olive baboons.

HISTORY

The idea for the "Ultimate Ungulate Page" originated in March of 1996, when my personal experiences finding information and pictures of unusual animals online was far more difficult than I thought it should be. The empty niche of an all-encompassing ungulate site was readily apparent ... and so UltimateUngulate stepped in to fill the void. Originally, the species pages focussed primarily on photographs, but in time this goal was expanded into providing information on these species, first with brief statistics and slowly growing to include increasingly detailed accounts. The site eventually outgrew its fledgling location (http://www.pathcom.com/~dhuffman/), and on 1 January 2000, the Ultimate Ungulate Page became established at its current address: www.ultimateungulate.com.

PAGE FORMAT

 
Quick Facts Detailed Information References

To streamline browsing and make information more accessible, the accounts for individual species are being reorganized to include tabbed browsing. Each species will have up to three tabs, providing ready access to brief information ("Quick Facts" - the default page for each species), scientifically written and referenced accounts ("Detailed Information" - not present for all species), and a list of the literature used in the creation of the pages as well as a list of other resources available ("References").

GRAPHICS

"A picture is worth a thousand words" and numerous images of each species are provided when possible. However, because of the rarity of some of these photographs, all images have been branded with the photographer's name and the website address to ensure that credit to the photographer remains with the image. Unwatermarked images are available on request; alterations to remove the credit line may seem innocent, but is a form of property theft.

For more information on using photographs, please check out the terms of image use.