Outstanding breeding success at Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park

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The Debrecen Zoo proudly presents a new member of one of the rarest species of the Zoo world.

“As we reported about the arrival of two Palawan Leopard Cats (Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi) last December, we had joined our forces with Tierpark BerlinZOO Plzeň and Prague Zoo to establish a breeding program that will build up a healthy population of Palawan Leopard Cats across European zoos (EAZA). Members of this captive-bred population can eventually be reintroduced on Palawan, to help the wild population recover.

Debrecen Zoo is currently one of only four zoos outside of the Philippines in the World to house Palawan Leopard Cats and the only Hungarian Zoo – after a long time – to be a founder of any European Species Survival Breeding Programme and the only Hungarian Zoo to have successfully bred this species.

Only five Zoos in the World are keeping Palawan Leopard Cats. With the today announced kitten we boosted the population to fifteen. The strong and healthy male enjoys the pampering of its parents. From now on, at sunny days our visitor have a chance to meet the little baby at the Small Carnivore House.

Due to ongoing habitat loss and high volume of illegal trade, the Leopard Cat is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and Appendix II of CITES.”


Source: Debreceni Állatkert, Növénykert és Vidámpark Official Facebook Page


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