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First captive breedings and other conservation milestones in Latin American zoos

Discussion in 'Central & South America - General' started by Onychorhynchus coronatus, 15 Dec 2020.

  1. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread which highlights the important role of zoos within Latin America (defined as Mexico, Central America and South America) and the Caribbean in conservation.

    Here we can post information about milestones reached in these zoos in terms of the first captive breeding of species (defined here as in the world rather than by country or region) and past, present or future ex-situ conservation programes for vulnerable and endangered species.

    So lets share about what has managed to be achieved by zoos within the region.
     
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  2. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    The first place to breed the golden headed lion tamarin and the black lion tamarin in the world was the Rio de Janiero Primate Centre.

    Not a Latin American zoo for sure but nevertheless a very important institution for the conservation of Callitrichids and worth mentioning on this thread.

    Source: "Recovery and Management Comittees for Lion Tamarins: Partnerships in Conservation Planning and Implementation", Devra Kleimann and Jeremy Mallinson, 1996.