Wildlife Vets International for Big Cat Health and Reintroduction Projects
The Amur leopard is the rarest felid in the world, with wild numbers at only 70 individuals (2016). These magnificent cats suffer from poaching, the pressures of habitat destruction and lack of prey due to over hunting. They are at real risk from extinction in the wild and Twycross Zoo is contributing to their conservation.
Wildlife Vets International are experts in exotic animal veterinary care and so are well placed to play a vital role in this very important project. They are currently working in the Russian Far East to establish a reintroduction programme. If this succeeds the offspring of Amur Leopards currently in captivity could be released in the wild. This will be the first big cat reintroduction programme to use captive bred individuals to build the wild population.
Twycross zoo are also supporting the work of Wildlife Vets International for the development of The Wildlife Tiger Health Centre website which will provide a one stop hub for veterinary information and support, relevant to the conservation of wild tigers. This resource will be crucial for organisations involved in the rehabilitation and reintroduction of tigers across the world to ensure their survival and success.
By supporting Twycross zoo you enable us to support Wildlife Vets International and other conservation organisations to protect wildlife.Find out more about Wildlife Vets International here