What is the future for the fennec fox in Australia?
Surely not like the dhole or clouded leopard
The program was downgraded a couple of years ago and as far as i know the current population is made up of:
1.1 - Adelaide Zoo
2.0 - Mogo Zoo
0.1 - Taronga Zoo
Taronga have indicated they want to establish a breeding pair, Adelaide plan to import and Werribee have listed to acquire this species in the future.
Just 1 at Taronga!!!!-(I thought they had a pair?)
At least Taronga and some other zoos want to get more. Are the pair at Adelaide a breeding pair?
I always thought Taronga had a pair.
The current female was swapped with Adelaide for the male that was bred at Taronga. The female at Adelaide and the female at Taronga are related. Adelaide is trying to breed them but it is a slow process.
Taronga only have one female. the male recently died at some crazy old age.
Oh ok, cheers.
Tanks torie. They havent seem to announced it on their website....
They probably won't. A lot of the time the 'less popular' animals (to the normal zoo goer) won't get a mention on the site.
Especially if it has died.
The male at Adelaide is 3 years old and the female is 5 years old. Adelaide is importing 3 more fennec foxes from overseas very soon. Very good news, we won't lose this species at least.
Here's a link:
Zoos SA. Adelaide and Monarto Zoos. Australian Panda home.
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