According to Laurie Bingaman Lackey, giraffe studbook
keeper for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the twin giraffes are the only living set of giraffe twins in the US.
The match was made via the International Species Studbook
, which is a database for all captive animals and shows their genetic line.
It's also an opportunity for studbook
coordinators of endangered species to monitor how individual species are performing in zoos for breeding programmes.
The baby rhino has now been listed in the Indian rhino Studbook
, a global record of the family tree of all existing animals of a selected species maintained by an expert appointed internationally.
As the studbook
keeper, I advise people on the behaviour of the cheetahs and on issues about diet: how they need to be kept at a certain weight and fed a certain kind of food.
Chris Lucas, head of large mammals at Blair Drummond, explained: "The move was recommended by the European studbook
keeper, who is responsible for co-ordinating the whole of the breeding programme across Europe.
In a summit held in Paris this month the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation and other groups, including the International Studbook
committee, were given presentations by commercial companies offering DNA profiling using hair or blood samples form horses.
In 2002, the CEB turned over the studbook
and registry of purebred dogs to the UKC; the UKC now manages the hunting tests and field trials for French Brittanys in North America.
Captive breeding is managed through a European Studbook
A CUMBRIAN showjumping stallion has moved up from licensed to approved status with the Anglo European Studbook
- the top status in the AES grading system.
Beginning in 2003, with China's help, the project acquired two studbook
registered South China tiger cubs, a male and female aged 7 and 8 months, respectively.
Asian elephant North American regional studbook