#ZooConservationin Action! Last year, Banham Zoo (UK) sent a breeding pair of Ural owls to Amiens Zoo (France), where they produced four chicks. These four chicks were since then selected and sent for reintroduction in the wild. They are currently in an acclimatisation enclosure within the Bavarian forest, where they will be released as part of a conservation effort to return this species to the area, after it went locally extinct.
Thanks to the Western Pond Turtle Recovery Project, a head start programme started in 1991, 29 more Western pond turtles were recently released into the wild. Every year, a portion of eggs is collected from the wild, and looked after at Woodland Park Zoo and Oregon Zoo. Once the hatchlings grow to a predator-safe size, they are released in areas within their natural range!
August 27, 2020
Western Pond Turtles Released in the Wild as Part of Head Start Programme
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS)'s Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig will be the location of a breeding centre for the threatened Scottish wildcat. Wildcats will be bred at this centre and prepared to be released back into the wild, first in Cairngorms National Park and potentially in other Scottish locations in the future.
August 21, 2020
Breeding Centre for Threatened Scottish Wildcat to be Set at Scottish Zoo
A red-headed vulture chick (Sarcogyps calvus) hatched at Parco Natura Viva earlier this year - only chick of this critically endangered species to hatch in zoos world-wide. This species is rare in the wild, and difficult to study, and therefore the data and expertise obtained by this zoo is invaluable for the conservation of this species.
August 11, 2020
Unique Critically Endangered Red-Headed Vulture Hatches at Italian Zoo
🎉The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has achieved an incredible conservation milestone! Since 2008, they have fundraised $3 million for field conservation... These funds have been used to support several projects, including giraffe research & conservation initiatives in Africa.
August 10, 2020
New Conservation Milestone by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo With $3Million Raised for Conservation