A major international collaboration involving Dublin Zoo will see some of the world`s most exotic and endangered species slowly reintroduced back into the wild, it has been announced.
The popular tourist attraction will join forces with around 500 other zoos, where they will offer their expertise in overseeing an ‘animal bank`, which stockpiles animals and systematically releases them when ready.
It is the latest in a series of moves by the zoo to partake in international conservation projects, in which the attraction has played a major role in the past.
The latest example of their work involves the rare Scimitar-horned Oryx, which was hunted to extinction in Tunisia for meat and trophy value and was only kept alive in zoos. One of the zoo`s three females is currently pregnant and their population is steadily growing back in Tunisia thanks to work from Dublin zoo and others around the world.
With a stunning array of creatures from around the world, Dublin zoo could represent a great day out for any of those enjoying a break in one of the fine hotels in Dublin
Published on 31/8/2012.Latest Destination News