Conservation is what zoos do!
Many species are alive today thanks to zoos. Through successful breeding programmes and in situ conservation efforts, zoo are making a bit difference for our natural world.
The Black - footed cat
Black-footed cats are incredibly difficult to breed in captivity. This elusive, small cat is shy and prone to kidney disease. Although there is a group working in situ the wild numbers are based on estimates.
Captive populations are small but Lory Park Zoo has a successful breeding pair.
Studying these animals in captivity will help us to develop a successful conservation programme for them.
Lory Park is working hard with current holders to put this is place.