These endangered species are near extinction, but researchers and scientists have helped these rare animals reproduce in captivity.
For the first time, endangered Costa Rica scarlet macaws born in captivity are now reproducing in the wild. These beautiful birds suffer from hunting and poaching that once occupied all Costa Rica.
These birds can live to 80 years and begin to reproduce at 7 years old. At ZooAve Center in La Garita, there are 86 scarlet macaws, of which 54 are in the breeding program.
The long-billed, slender-billed, and oriental white-backed vultures are in endangered since millions of these vultures have died eating sick carcasses. Through the effort of breeding, one white-backed chick had hatched in captivity, in India.
The National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center (CRC) revealed that the survival rates were higher for the black-footed ferrets in exposed outdoor burrows with prairie dogs.
The nearly extinct ferrets that were born each year at CRC are given this access to increase their survival rates, and were returned to the American West in the states of Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Montana, South Dakota, and Mexico.
The rare golden langur is the most endangered monkey on earth, according to environmentalists, and a golden male langur has been born in captivity, in Hanoi, Vietnam. This was reported in July 18th, 2003.
This is the rarest primate species on earth, and the Endangered Primate Rescue Center had only one couple in captivity. It is feared that this golden male langur is the last of its kind if hunting, poaching, and their habitat are not under controlled.
This is the third cub that has been born in captivity in Peru. The Huachipa Zoo in Lima reported that the cub is doing great, and is known as an Otorongo (Panthera onca). To see more of this Peruvian jaguar pictures, click on the link.
The Siberian tigers are one of the world’s top ten rarest animals. Eighty four cubs had been born in March, 2007, and another 13 pregnant tigers were expected to give birth in October bringing another 20 to 30 more cubs to the breeding facility in northeastern China.
An angel shark pup had been born in captivity for the first time ever last year, in the Aquarium of the Bay, which exhibits two adult angel sharks, spiny dogfish, leopard sharks, soupfin sharks, and swell sharks.
The angel sharks have large wing-shaped pectoral fins, flattened bodies, and camouflage to blend with the sandy and rocky bottom of the Bat in brown, black and gray colors.
The white rhinos are close to extinction, and the first white rhino born in captivity was at Pretoria on June 8, 1967.
In 1988, seventy five rhinos were born at San Diego Wild Animal Park. The white rhinos have larger head and body than black rhinos. They can live up to 50 years, and weight up to two tons.
Rare Chinese Snub-Nosed Monkey
A golden snub-nosed monkey had been born at the Beijing Breeding Center for Endangered Species in 1998. This is China most endangered species. This rare monkey is also known as Sichuan golden money due to its fur color, and lives in the mountainous area at the height of 15,400 feet above sea level.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs
This black and white ruffed lemur is the third born generation in captivity. Mother and infant developed a strong healthy relationship, since usually young lemurs are known for abandoning their young, or delivering still born.
It is wonderful to know that through the effort of rescuing and breeding centers for many endangered species; most of these beautiful animals may have a chance to stay around longer.