“European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) and the European Studbooks (ESB) aim at conserving healthy populations of animals, while safeguarding the genetic health of the animals under our care. These programmes act to provide a future for some of the world’s most vulnerable species” (EAZA).
It takes a long time for a new zoo under construction to become recommended for these breeding programmes. Fife Zoo has already been approved by 3 European Endangered Species Programmes.
Earlier this year, a team of dedicated volunteers and local people built the new zebra house and exhibit, ready for the arrival two endangered Grevy’s Zebra to Fife Zoo.