One of world’s last two northern white rhinos withdrawn from breeding program

One of world’s last two northern white rhinos withdrawn from breeding program

Scientists striving to save the northern white rhino from extinction have announced their decision to retire one of the world’s last two individuals from their assisted breeding program. The BioRescue consortium resolved to stop harvesting eggs from 32-year-old Najin following an in-depth ethical risk assessment that took many factors into consideration, including her age, reproductive […]

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New research suggests, zoos and aquariums in Canada do little to protect endangered creatures in the wild.

New research suggests, zoos and aquariums in Canada do little to protect endangered creatures in the wild.

A study published in the Canadian journal, Facets recently, begins positively enough. It acknowledges that the thirty Canadian zoos and aquariums represented by CAZA, a private, non-profit charity, do try to be leaders in researching this field. And, they do take part in programs aimed at species survival by breeding animals in captivity, then re-introducing […]

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