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How do the breeding programs work?

Nowadays the breeding of endangered species is one of the most important tasks of zoological gardens. For this, a global network all around the world was established. Zoo organizations provide databases on the stock and genetic specifications of the animals. With the International Species Information System (ISIS) [now: Species360], zoos worldwide coordinate their breeding efforts in order to avoid inbreeding.

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How many people visit zoos?

The individual zoos publish their attendance figures every year. But how many visitors came to all zoos in Germany overall? A comparison.

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What tasks does a zoo have?

The fact that zoological gardens try to protect endangered species from extinction through breeding programs is well known. But they also have other tasks.

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