Discussion in 'China' started by Deer Forest, 23 Dec 2014.
Most the information is from the books published in 1990s.
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
Beijing Zoo had sent professionals to the original habitat to do scientific investigation in 1950s, and started to keep giant panda in 1955. Breeding success in 1963, artificial insemination success in 1978, completely artificial nursing (no breast milk) success in 1993. Up to June 1993, Beijing Zoo had bred 28 times 45 cubs, 21 survived.
Golden Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellanae)
Beijing Zoo started to keep Golden Snub-nosed Monkey in 1956, bred successfully in 1964, and the second generation bred successfully in 1991.
Francois’ monkey (Trachypithecus francoisi)
Beijing Zoo started to keep Francois’ monkey in 1952, hybridized with white-headed langur in 1969, and bred Francois’ monkey in pure successfully in 1974.
White-headed langurs (Presbytis leucocephalus)
Beijing Zoo started to keep white-headed langur in 1953. In 1969, male white-headed langur and female francois’monkey hybridized and bred. In 1978, white-headed langurs bred successfully by theirselves.
Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
Beijing Zoo started to keep Siberian tiger in 1950, bred successfully in 1956. Up to 1993, 36 times 108 cubs had been born.
South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis)
Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti)
Beijing Zoo had also kept these two subspecies, but no breeding.
Chinese golden cat (Felis temmincki tristis)
Beijing Zoo began to keep Chinese golden cat in 1955, and bred successfully in 1956, which was the first time in the world.
Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul)
Beijing Zoo began to keep Pallas's cat in 1951, and bred successfully in 1979.
Desert cat (Felis bieti)
Beijing Zoo had kept 4 Desert cats before 1993, but no breeding, and there were no keeping of this species in other countries then.
Styan's red panda (Ailurus fulgens styani)
Beijing Zoo began to keep red pandas in 1953, and bred successfully in 1967.
Thank you very much for this very intresting information ( and nice pictures ! ) Deer Forest. I've another question about the rare breeding results archieved at Bejing Zoo. In the International Zoo Year Book vol. 22 its mentioned Bejing ( at that time still Peking ) bred a Red faced lovebird ( Agapornis pullaria ). Because this species is bred very rarely in captivity - even specialized Lovebird keeper have difficulties to breed this species - I want to ask you if there is more information about this breeding or if the birds were mis-identified and were of one of the more common and easier bred relatives of the Red-faced lovebird ?
A damn nice photograph of an ocelot-morph tristis! And only the third or fourth such photograph I have seen.
It is worth noting, however, that this subspecies is the Tibetan Golden Cat rather than the Chinese, which is Pardofelis temminckii dominicanorum
Could you tell which year it was so that I can try to find some records?
Thank you for pointing out. So what about this picture? Beijing Zoo used to keep three subspecies of Asiatic Golden Cat.
Kiang (Equus kiang)
Beijing Zoo began to keep kiang from 1958, and bred successfully in 1963.
Mongolian wild ass (Equus hemionus hemionus)
Beijing Zoo started to keep Mongolian wild ass in 1972. The first pair are only four-month-old then, then got another one from Baoding Zoo. They bred successfully in 1977.
Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii)
Beijing Zoo got a pair of Przewalski's horses from San Diego Zoo, USA in 1980, and got another pair from Moscow Zoo, U.S.S.R in 1984. They bred successfully in 1986.
Wild Bactrian camel (Camulus ferus)
Beijing Zoo got 5 Wild Bactrian camels from 1959 to 1977, but they are all male. One of them had bred with an domesticated Bactrian camel.
Wild yak (Bos mutus)
Beijing Zoo started to keep wild yaks in 1959, and bred successfully in 1973.
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