STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent 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.
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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