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. This little girl is getting a check up and test run as she will hopefully be joining the SSP programme in the USA. She will be bringing in fresh blood to the captive populations in the USA.
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.