captive breeding


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captive breeding

The breeding of rare animals in zoos or parks, especially to help preserve species that are threatened by extinction in the wild.
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A captive breeding programme will also be launched in partnership with the local uShaka Marine World theme park in Durban, with a view to subsequent release of captive-bred fish into all of the estuaries where the species has previously been reported.
DOCs captive breeding programme is a key component in the birds recovery and the department had been working intensively hatching and rearing chicks in aviaries before releasing them in to the wild.
example of a captive breeding colony with a high probability of success should the need to reintroduce individuals into the wild population become necessary.
South Africa, in particular, made the case that its large-scale captive breeding industry--which rears lions for so-called 'trophy hunting', as well as to export lion parts for usage in traditional medicines in China, Laos, and Vietnam would be handicapped by the higher listing.
This study describes the parental behavior of Jambu fruit dove pairs (Ptilinopus jambu) in a captive breeding program at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Terima was born in France about a year ago, as part of the European Captive Breeding Programme.
Captive breeding programmes in European zoos and reintroductions have led to a gradual increase in numbers, and the project in Romania aims to establish a self-sustaining population there and boost the variety of wildlife in the region.
Birmingham City Council deputy leader, Coun Ian Ward, said: "Over the last few years Birmingham Nature Centre has done some tremendous work for animal conservation and captive breeding programmes.
As many as 1,065 Asian houbara from the International Fund for Houbara Conservation's (IFHC) world-leading captive breeding programme have been provided to a breeding centre in Qatar.
According to Luis Sigler, the aquarium's staff biologist, six of the rare animals were being relocated to Dallas in order to establish a captive breeding population.
Over a hundred Egyptian tortoises recovered during raids on illegal pet markets go about their business inside a shaded outdoor enclosure built as part of a privately-run captive breeding project.
The youngster, which was born on Thursday, is the first birth at Tokyo zoo in 24 years and is a major success for the facility's captive breeding programme.