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New gharial breeding programme

Discussion in 'Bangladesh' started by DesertRhino150, 26 Aug 2017.

  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    On 12th and 13th August, a female gharial called Padma and a male called Gorai were transferred between Rajshahi and Dhaka Zoos, both in Bangladesh. Prior to this exchange, Rajshahi had only held female gharials and Dhaka only males. The hope is for the gharials at both zoos to begin mating by the end of this year and be producing offspring by mid-2018.

    Recently suitable habitat for gharial has been located in Bangladesh, so a successful captive-breeding programme will allow the possibility of a reintroduction programme.

    More information about the project is here:
    Blog: First Ever Gharial Exchange in Bangladesh: Facilitating Captive Breeding of a Critically Endangered Species
     
  2. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    It is nice to see the BD zoos taking a lead here.
     
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