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Generic animals in lieu of extinct subspecies?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by La Cucaracha, 5 Nov 2023.

  1. La Cucaracha

    La Cucaracha Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking of using generic ostrich in lieu of Arabian ostrich, and I'm wondering if something similar has been done in zoos already.
    Afterall, many large animal species exant today, such as lions and leopards, historically had much wider distributions than today.
     
  2. Osedax

    Osedax Well-Known Member

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    Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary uses mainland emus to represent the extinct Tasmanian Emu.
     
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  3. Fallax

    Fallax Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Might not be exactly the same sort of thing but there is a good few places in the UK specialising in native fauna that also have lynx, bears, moose, etc.
     
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