Californian Condor with offspring in a cave in California | Photo: Joseph Brandt, License: CC BY 2.0

“Herculean task”: Dozens of species exist only in zoos

Published on the 24.02.2023. | By: Larissa Schwedes

Donal Smith from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and other conservationist colleagues have published an acclaimed study about animals extinct in the wild. However, positive examples still raise hope.

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Note: The ZSL runs two zoos: the famous London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo. Furthermore, through its programme “Edge of Existence”, the society has also compiled a list of species that are barely managing to survive. Without zoos, many species would already be extinct or have no hope of surviving.

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