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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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