Captive breeding programs

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Captive breeding programs

Regent HoneyeaterThe breeding program is in Taronga zoo (Conservation Society Australia). This bird has golden feathers on its wings, back, and tail. The reason that these birds are endangered is because of habitat loss. Only an approximate estimation of 500-1500 birds are left, found in a small area of Box-Ironbark forest. This zoo has been breeding these species since 1995, and had been successful. They have released 27 birds in 2008, and 44 more in 2010. Currently, they are learning to breed and raise birds more successfully, and releasing the birds and observing the results.

Captive Breeding

Regent Honeyeater

Giant Pandas

Giant PandasThis breeding program is in Smithsonian National Zooligical Park (in Washington). They are in a breeding program, because of illegal hunting, habitat-loss, and other human-related causes. Because of their slow breeding rate, it is difficult to increase the population. This black and white bear has a typical body of bears, and its fur provides camouflage into their shade-dappled snowy and rocky surroundings. There are only black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, and shoulders. It's thick fur keeps it warm in the cool forests of their habitat, and strong teeth and jaws to crush bamboo. Many people may find them cute, but they are actually as dangerous as any other bear. So far, they are successful. More than 300 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world (most of them are in China).


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