Development of a masterplan for captive propagation of Siberian tigers in North American Zoos

Authors

  • U. S. Seal,

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    1. Research Service, V.A. Medical Center, Minneapolis, Departments of Biochemistry and Entomology, Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
    • V.A. Medical Center, 54 St and 49 Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
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  • T. Foose

    1. AAZPA Conservation Coordination Office, Minnesota Zoological Garden, Apple Valley
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Abstract

The status of the Siberian tiger in the wild is endangered. A captive propagation program has been initiated by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA). A Species Survival Plan (SSP) has been prepared and 50 institutions have agreed to participate. The goals of the SSP include management for longterm survival with retention of maximum genetic diversity.

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