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Cheetah Breeding Center Coalition

Discussion in 'United States' started by Arizona Docent, 1 Jul 2016.

  1. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Moderator Staff Member

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    I was just reading an article in the San Diego Zoo magazine that mentioned a recently formed cheetah Breeding Center Coalition (BCC). It consists of nine members of the AZA, but it took some deep digging to figure out who the nine are:

    Cincinnati Zoo
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
    Saint Louis Zoo
    San Diego Safari Park
    Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
    The Wilds
    White Oak Plantation
    Wildlife Safari

    Here are two related articles. The second includes a chart listing the 2015 BCC births, which is how I pieced together the missing institution from the list.
    Romancing the Cheetah | San Diego Zoo Animals
    http://cheetahssp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Nov-2015.pdf
     
  2. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    Although not part of the AZA, I think it's worth nothing that the Metro Richmond Zoo has a behind-the-scenes cheetah breeding center. It's possible that they work with the AZA with cheetah breeding. The owner of the zoo doesn't want to be told what to do with his animals, but he participates in the blue crane SSP so there's a chance he participates with cheetahs as well. This year, 13 cubs were born.