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Techniques for propagating King and Emperor penguins Aptenodytes patagonica and A. forsteri at Sea World, San Diego

Techniques for propagating King and Emperor penguins Aptenodytes patagonica and A. forsteri at... /ocI l h ( I Y X 7 ) 26: I 1 0 124 (- The Zoological Society of London Techniques for propagating King and Emperor penguins :ipt~nod\~trs putagonicrr and A . .forsrcw’ at Sea World, San Diego FRANK S. TODD I.’icc Piesirlcrzr,4 viculticre urid Corporate Curutor of Birds, Sea World, Inc., I720 South .Shores Road. Sun Diego, Cul(fbrniu 92109, USA Few zoos have been successful in keeping long term the King penguin A p r m o d ~ . t e s ptrtugoniui o r the Emperor penguin A . f i w s t e r i . Not unexpectedly. of the two, the more adaptable King penguin has fared better and some zoos have managed to maintain regularly breeding pairs. It is the techniques employed to maintain and propagate the Emperor penguin which are dealt with more fully here. Largest of the 17 species of penguin, the Emperors are extremely specialised birds which are totally restricted to the high Antarctic. While they are not uncommon in the wild, the total popillation probably exceeding 300 000 individuals, traditionally the species has been poorly represented in zoological gardens. Most of those that did reach collections perished http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Techniques for propagating King and Emperor penguins Aptenodytes patagonica and A. forsteri at Sea World, San Diego

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 26 (1) – Jan 1, 1987

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 1987 The Zoological Society of London
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1987.tb03144.x
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/ocI l h ( I Y X 7 ) 26: I 1 0 124 (- The Zoological Society of London Techniques for propagating King and Emperor penguins :ipt~nod\~trs putagonicrr and A . .forsrcw’ at Sea World, San Diego FRANK S. TODD I.’icc Piesirlcrzr,4 viculticre urid Corporate Curutor of Birds, Sea World, Inc., I720 South .Shores Road. Sun Diego, Cul(fbrniu 92109, USA Few zoos have been successful in keeping long term the King penguin A p r m o d ~ . t e s ptrtugoniui o r the Emperor penguin A . f i w s t e r i . Not unexpectedly. of the two, the more adaptable King penguin has fared better and some zoos have managed to maintain regularly breeding pairs. It is the techniques employed to maintain and propagate the Emperor penguin which are dealt with more fully here. Largest of the 17 species of penguin, the Emperors are extremely specialised birds which are totally restricted to the high Antarctic. While they are not uncommon in the wild, the total popillation probably exceeding 300 000 individuals, traditionally the species has been poorly represented in zoological gardens. Most of those that did reach collections perished

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1987

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