30 May '12, 12pm

From Z(oos) to A(rks)

From Z(oos) to A(rks)

Robin Hammond for The New York Times A zoo society based in St. Louis has introduced black-and-white ruffed lemurs born in captivity to isolated pockets of rain forest in Madagascar as a way of restocking the gene pool. Beyond housing and breeding endangered species, zoos are doing a variety of things these days to respond to threats of extinction. Among the services provided by conservation-minded zoos are breeding programs to broaden the genetic diversity of isolated wild populations, relocations of species that are under stress, and research into reproduction dynamics. There is the example of the black and white ruffed lemurs, which I mentioned in my article on the conservation challenges facing zoos on Monday. One problem for these lemurs is that the rainforests of Madagascar have been so shrunken by the clearing of land for farming that the animals are often living in...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/from-zoos-to-arks/

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