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A review of zoo breeding programmes for primates

A review of zoo breeding programmes for primates A review of zoo breeding programmes for primates CHRISTIAN R. S C H M I D T Curator of Mammals and Birds, Zoologischer Garten Zurich, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland The International Species Inventory System (ISIS) recognises 176 species of living primates in the world today. Of these, 65 (37%) are included in the Red data book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) under the categories Endangered, Vulnerable, Rare or Indeterminate. Of these 65 species 45 (69%) are represented in collections world wide although only 22 (34%) each have a zoo population of at least 30 specimens and only 15 (230/,) are increasing in numbers as a result of captive reproduction. T h e situation is even worse if subspecies are considered since of the 587 ISIS-recognised taxa 135 (23%) are included in the Red data book; of these 135 only 72 (53%) are known to occur in zoos and only 27 (20%) each have a zoo population of at least 30 specimens. The status in captivity of the 12 species which are being considered for inclusion in the Red data book (plus the Red colobus Colobus badius, some subspecies of which are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

A review of zoo breeding programmes for primates

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 24 (1) – Jan 1, 1986

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1986 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
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1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1985.tb02525.x
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A review of zoo breeding programmes for primates CHRISTIAN R. S C H M I D T Curator of Mammals and Birds, Zoologischer Garten Zurich, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland The International Species Inventory System (ISIS) recognises 176 species of living primates in the world today. Of these, 65 (37%) are included in the Red data book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) under the categories Endangered, Vulnerable, Rare or Indeterminate. Of these 65 species 45 (69%) are represented in collections world wide although only 22 (34%) each have a zoo population of at least 30 specimens and only 15 (230/,) are increasing in numbers as a result of captive reproduction. T h e situation is even worse if subspecies are considered since of the 587 ISIS-recognised taxa 135 (23%) are included in the Red data book; of these 135 only 72 (53%) are known to occur in zoos and only 27 (20%) each have a zoo population of at least 30 specimens. The status in captivity of the 12 species which are being considered for inclusion in the Red data book (plus the Red colobus Colobus badius, some subspecies of which are

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1986

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