According to the Red List which IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) issues, approximately 20% of mammals inhabiting the world, approximately 10% of birds are classified in precious animal now.
In precious animal, habitat is threatened by poaching and the environmental disruption and there are many kinds not to be able to reach of protection and exists by dispute or civil war. Therefore zoos of the world cooperate and, parallel to maintenance activity (maintenance in level) in habitat, work on "maintenance of kind" to protect rare wild animal as base of maintenance activity (offshore maintenance) at place except habitat.
Yokohama City Univ. Zoo and "preservation of kind"
Okapi is kind of four major rare animals discovered in interior in Africa in 1901 of the world. In Yokohama Zoo, we succeed in four breeding so far since we were released for the first time in Japan in 1999.
In addition, through okapi protection project (Okapi Conservation Project), we support activity of okapi protection center of habitat (the Democratic Republic of Congo).
Parent and child of okapi
Child of okapi
Nogeyama Zoo and rare tortoises
A lot of rare tortoises disclosed in the case of smuggling to the country are contained in Nogeyama Zoo. In Nogeyama Zoo, we lay emphasis on breeding of these tortoises and we steal hoshagame, ryukyuyamagame, tusk comfortable things so far and succeed in nadono breeding. About hesakirikugame which is Malagasy rare species, we succeed in particular in breeding of the second case that it becomes 30 years since the last at world zoo in 2016.
Steal tusk comfortable things; no child
Child of hesakirikugame
Kanazawa Zoo and rhinoceros
As for the friend of rhinoceros, five kinds are in the world, but, by poaching for rhinoceros of all to adopt corner, are endangered. In Kanazawa Zoo, we raise Indian rhinoceros and rhinoceros of two kinds of black rhinoceroses and succeed in three Indian rhinoceroses, breeding of six black rhinoceroses since opening of the park. Children do appearance garden in domestic and foreign zoos and increase descendants each and contribute to maintenance of kind.
Parent and child of Indian rhinoceros
Parent and child of black rhinoceros
Preservation and Research Center and kammurishiromuku
We concluded statement of mutual agreement about protection of rare species kammurishiromuku which inhabited only Bali of Indonesia, and Yokohama-shi and ministry of Republic of Indonesia forestry sent 160 to Indonesia until now and, in 2003, performed technical cooperation about breeding bottom breeding and the wild return for the field related organizations.
Sent kammurishiromuku becomes former parent in local facility, and wild, individual which spread is got off Preservation and Research Center.
It is state of export from Preservation and Research Center
Individual which was released in the wild by technical cooperation
In late years main precious animal which propagated in Yokohama-shi
Sumatra tiger (Yokohama Zoo ZOORASIA)
Parent and child (Kanazawa Zoo) of koala
hoshagame (Nogeyama Zoo)
Humboldt penguin (Yokohama Zoo ZOORASIA)
mizogoi (Preservation and Research Center)
Chimpanzee (Yokohama Zoo ZOORASIA)
Black thulaspoonbill (Nogeyama Zoo)
Japanese antelope (Kanazawa Zoo)
Parent and child (Preservation and Research Center) of kagu
Proboscis monkey (Yokohama Zoo ZOORASIA)
Giraffe (Kanazawa Zoo)
Arabian ORIX (Kanazawa Zoo)