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Costly breeding programs for endangered species pay off

...all populations of endangered species. Worldwide, zoos spend millions of dollars each year transporting rare animals thousands of miles in order to breed them with their most distantly related relatives. Some have questioned the need for such programs, which can stress rare animals, even to the point of ...

Seal rookeries could provide a reliable food source for endangered California condors, study finds

...e today, the majority recently bred and hatched in zoos as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service California Condor Recovery Program--a federally supported effort is to establish self-sustaining condor populations in the wild. Since 1992, program affiliates have released a total of about 130 captive-b...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

...ther." The symposium highlighted recent efforts by zoos to move beyond captive breeding and research programs to integrate these activities with conservation efforts in the field. WildCare Institute has become a world leader in this movement, and other speakers described their partnerships supporting cons...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

While petting zoos pose a risk for gastrointestinal illness, most vis...orted outbreaks of illness associated with petting zoos over the years. People need to be aware of these risks and take the appropriate precautions such as...

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