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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by garyjp, 9 Mar 2015.

  1. garyjp

    garyjp Well-Known Member

    30 Sep 2014
    I just wondered whether all the UK zoos together and actually bought out another zoo or built a new one they could combined use it as a holding zone for excess individual animals - I suppose i'm particulary thinking towards elephants , gorillas etc where a younger male or even female can no longer stay in the current group.
    and unfortunately when an existing male/female passes away there is if you like a ready made replacement . I mean this could not just be in Uk round the world if necessary. I am sure there must be many single animals around the UK/Europe/World that this could apply to
  2. stubeanz

    stubeanz Well-Known Member

    26 Mar 2008
    hertfordshire, england
    I hate to say it but there is already a system that exists for exactly that purpose and it's called a studbook. Essentially does everything you have said, housing surplus offspring and pairing single animals etc.