Breeding the White-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari at Berlin Zoological Garden

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The White-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari is hardy and breeds well in zoos. At Berlin Zoological Garden a founder group of 1.4 imported between 1979 and 1985 has bred successfully and by August 1994 has resulted in a living population of 38 animals, housed at a number of European Zoos. Data have been obtained on age at sexual maturity, annual distribution of births, gestation period, litter size, sex ratio at birth, juvenile mortality and interbirth intervals.

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