Saturday, August 19, 2017

Yekaterinburg Zoo swaps white tiger cub for black jaguar at Ufa Zoo

One of two white tiger cubs that were born at the Yekaterinburg Zoo in June was relocated to the Ufa Zoo, the Yekaterinburg zoo said Friday.

The cub was sent to the Ufa Zoo in exchange for a black jaguar. It is common practice for zoos that have rare species like the White Bengal Tiger to transfer them to other zoological institutions for breeding and conservation purposes.

The Yekaterinburg Zoo has over 1,000 animals representing more than 300 species, among them, 70 are considered endangered on international lists and the Red Lists of Russian and the Middle Urals. The zoo features Siberian Tigers, Snow Leopards, Amur Leopards and Fossa Cats among many other species, including many that other zoos in Russia do not have. It partners with other institutions in the region and with those in Europe to increase breeding and conservation efforts between them for endangered species.

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