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Discussion in 'South Korea' started by vogelcommando, 7 Nov 2015.

  1. vogelcommando

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    a bald figure of 286 animals sounds really bad in a one year period, but it is rather meaningless without an account of which species were involved. The article naturally focuses on the big animals (in fact the only species even mentioned are jaguar and leopard), but the zoo has a very large invertebrate and reptile collection.
     
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    I'm quite surprise about that,and more surprise that it mention that"Ueno Zoo was 18.8 percent, while Yokohama Zoological Gardens had a 10.5 percent death rate, and Taiwan’s Taipei Zoo came in at 6.2 percent."

    I haven't been to seoul zoo,but I seen video about Seoul Zoo and found the condition isn't that bad(big enclosure,as I see).Taipei Zoo is a very good zoo(definitely top 3 of asian zoo),I'm really surprise about that.
     
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    I think it is meaningless to compare annual death rate in different zoos.
     
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    That is a great question and I am curious about this too. I remember reading a couple years ago that wild Amur tigers were seen after a longtime absence in the DMZ (human free zone between North and South Korea), so maybe this would be the place for reintroduction?
     
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    I thought the DMZ was a fairly large de facto nature reserve.

    Even so, it will be interesting to know which areas they are thinking of.
     
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    In the book The Ark and Beyond (2018) there are 30 chapters/articles (all by different authors) and Chapter 17 is called From Sad Zoo to Happy Zoo: The Changing Animal Welfare and Conservation Priorities of the Seoul Zoo in South Korea by Anne S. Clay.

    The chapter about the Seoul Zoo is 14 pages in length and I found it to be a fascinating read. There is an initial discussion about 'Jedol' the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin's reintroduction to the wild, then a brief look at the history of the zoo, followed by animal welfare concerns that have been brought up over the years. During the past decade there has been "a series of radical improvements in animal welfare at the Seoul Zoo" with many alterations to the way that the zoo has presented animals. The last few pages discuss the evolution of conservation at the zoo, with a focus on Asiatic black bears, red foxes and Asian leopard cats.

    The Amazon link for the book:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Ark-Beyond-Ev...1523051475&sr=1-1&keywords=the+ark+and+beyond