Czech zoo to cooperate with India to save crocodiles

The local zoo, specialising in breeding crocodiles, will cooperate with Indian breeders on saving endangered species from extinction, the Protivin zoo owner Miroslav Prochazka has told CTK.

Under a fresh agreement, seven gharials will be imported to Protivin from Chennai, India, and five Cuban crocodiles will leave Protivin in the opposite direction.

The goal of the transfers is to preserve the gene pool of these endangered animals in captivity at least, Prochazka said.

There are the last several tens of gharials living in the wild in India. The species is dying out as a result of water pollution, hunting and changes in the landscape.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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