STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Huffman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Honours) from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). He 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 a member of the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group and the AZA Ungulate Taxon Advisory Groups. He is currently a lead keeper in the African Savanna at the Toronto Zoo, working with Masai giraffes, river hippos, common eland, and Ankole-Watusi cattle, as well as cheetahs and olive baboons.
Brent is an avid wildlife photographer, and has traveled to numerous exotic locales in search of rare ungulate species, including Zanzibar (2013) for Aders's duiker, India (2011) for pygmy hogs, red serow, and wild water buffalo, Ethiopia (2010) for walia ibex and mountain nyala, and Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Cameroon (2003-2004). Published works include Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries (2017, Cambridge University Press), 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, 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.
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").
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