Native Species Breeding Program

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Perth Zoo’s award-winning Native Species Breeding Program breeds threatened Western Australian fauna for release into natural habitat as part of species recovery plans led by the Department of Environment and Conservation. The program includes:

Perth Zoo has also bred Chuditch, Djoongari (Shark Bay Mouse) and Lancelin Island Skink for release into the wild. These successful programs are now complete.

Since 1992, more than 2400 animals bred at Perth Zoo have been released into the wild as part of recovery programs for threatened native species (figure as at October 2013).

Part of the Native Species Breeding Program’s work is to research the reproductive biology, growth and development of these threatened species to assist with the recovery and conservation efforts.

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