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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by vogelcommando, 3 Feb 2016.

  1. Hyak_II

    Hyak_II Well-Known Member

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    Well...no. There are at least 3 private holders who have produced cassowary within the past year, and quite likely more who just keep things quiet.
     
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  2. Great Argus

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    Is there a reason the private sector has more interest/success breeding cassowary?
     
  3. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Afaik they are AZA-affiliated but they are not accredited by the AZA.

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  4. Great Argus

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    You are correct, they are not listed on AZA's list of accredited institutions.
     
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    They aren't on the list of accredited zoos, because they aren't zoos. The AZA also certifies "related institutions" that are private facilities. It's the same difference.
    https://www.aza.org/current-cert
    https://www.aza.org/accreditation-vs-certification

    "For the purposes of AZA’s certification program, the Related Facility membership category is defined as: organizations holding wildlife that are not commercial entities, and are not open to the public on a regularly scheduled, predictable basis. The facility shall be under the direction of a professional staff trained in animal husbandry, and shall be further defined as having conservation and preservation as part of its mission—a mission that shall have a beneficial, tangible, supportive impact on the zoological and aquarium professions. This includes wildlife ranches, wildlife refuges or rehab centers, research facilities, survival centers, conservation support facilities, and/or similar organizations."

    "Related Facilities are expected to achieve and maintain or surpass the same standards as Institutional members. The Related Facility membership category requires that each facility be inspected and certified before AZA membership can begin, or continue. ...
    The certification process is very similar to the accreditation process, with subtle differences. In addition to not being open to the public on a regular basis, Related Facilities typically have slight differences in mission and scope from zoological parks or aquariums. However, Related Facilities must have conservation as part of their mission, and the overall mission must be aligned with AZA’s. Related Facilities are bound by AZA’s Code of Ethics, policies, and standards, just like accredited institutions. When evaluating a Related Facility applicant, the Accreditation Commission and the inspection team use the accreditation standards as a basis for judgment. Most Related Facilities would not be evaluated for exhibit (or enclosure) aesthetics and design, but would be evaluated on such issues as enclosure size and furniture; enrichment items and programs; whether physical, social, and psychological needs are being met, acquisition, transfer, euthanasia and reintroduction practices, etc. "
     
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  6. vogelcommando

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    Great breeding-results with the Golden-headed box turtle at the TSA- breeding station in South Carolina :



    This species was first described by science in 1988 based on specimens found in markets. It wouldn't be for another sixteen years until researchers first found them in their wild habitat. Critically Endangered, this species is now considered functionally extinct in the wild. It is no longer found in the clear, fast-flowing, hillside streams of the Huangshan and Dabie mountains of China's Anhui Province.

    The Golden-headed Box Turtle, (Cuora aurocapitata), is one of the Top 25 most endangered turtles in the world. They are a focal species at TSA’s Turtle Survival Center in South Carolina where we hatched 3 in 2019! We have successfully reproduced Golden-headed Box Turtles in 4 of the 6 years since TSC's inception! In fact, the TSC hatched 10 species and subspecies of the Cuora genus group in 2019!

    ( TSA on FB ).
     
  8. meriops

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    Did any of you hear about a new waterfowl breeding center in Belgium?