captive breeding


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captive breeding

mating programs designed for use with animals kept in captivity. See also hand mating.
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She said the role of any modern zoo is to support the captive breeding programmes of endangered animals.
The book outlines the captive breeding program, begun in 1980 with three pairs, to which three additional individuals were added later.
This is a crucial time for this iconic species and the excellent captive breeding and release program coupled with scientific monitoring is supported by a national recovery team.
The provision of the birds to another country for captive breeding represents a considerable expansion of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's strategy to ensure that there are sustainable, wild populations of the iconic bird across its entire range.
While the aquarium's interest in setting up a captive breeding program to save this rare species might be well intentioned, the devil lies in the details.
But experts from organisations including the UK's Wildlife Vets International are working with a Russian scheme which has established a captive breeding centre in the territory where it is planned leopards will be released.
Study birds were part of a captive breeding program consisting of 2 males and one female, captive born, 3.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Peregrine Fund and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust have set up a base at the lake and plan to start a captive breeding venture.
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation was established to protect the houbara bustard through captive breeding programs, educational outreach and international alliances with fellow conservationists.
The Wolong preserve had been the heart of China's effort to use captive breeding and to save pandas.
In 1972 the zoo became a charitable trust concentrating on conservation and education, and now takes part in many captive breeding programmes for endangered animals.