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Golden mantella - London zoo 2007

Golden mantella - London zoo 2007
Al, 27 Feb 2008
JurassicMax and amur leopard like this.
    • HuxleyPig
      Given that these are Critically Endangered, I'm surprised they're on the Availability List at the Pet Shop that I work in, meaning should we want to, we could get some in. And they have been available for some time.
    • gentle lemur
      The same is true for quite a few species of fish. The fact that a species is rare in the wild does not necessarily mean that it is not easy to keep and breed in captivity. When a species is as small, cute and attractive as the golden mantella, hobbyists have every incentive to breed their stock.

    • HuxleyPig
      Indeed, today I found out someone in the local area are breeding a type of Marine Fish that is incredibly difficult to breed in captivity, and is turning it into a business, supplying to wholesalers all over the country.
    • Kifaru Bwana
      Agreed, there is lotsa experience in private hands and a good load of double standards too both in acquisition and the unpalatable side of the animal trade to which us private breeders are prime culprit.

      Now if I were judge, jury and executioner ... (take any pick of various possibilities along the lines of MP THE CUSHION). Pain without relief ... one would say! ;)
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