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Perth Zoo Breeding Program – Western Swamp Tortoise

Tastylia Uk In 1953, the Western Swamp Tortoise had been extinct for over 100 years.WST1


from this source So you can imagine the surprise and excitement when a 15 year old school boy named Robert Boyd took his pet tortoise to a wildlife show – and it turned out to be a Western Swamp Tortoise!

More Bonuses They weren’t extinct after all.

http://denistar.rs/?enot=bdswiss-entfernt-dax-60-sekunden-optionen But they were extremely endangered.

erfahrungen binäre optionen And, despite efforts to protect the remaining tortoises – such as the establishment of protected nature reserves – the tortoise numbers had dropped to as few as 30 by the 1980s.

http://www.kenyadialogue.com/?selena=iqoption-forex&911=a5 In 1988, in an effort to help boost the number of tortoises, a breeding program was established at the Perth Zoo.

http://tranzcorp.co.nz/wp-json/oembed/1.0/ Since then, the program has bred over 800 Western Swamp Tortoises of which more than 600 have been released into the wild.

http://hogahojder.se/?serimerko=bin%C3%A4ra-optioner-m%C3%A4klare&fca=d5 Check out this amazing video of baby tortoises hatching at Perth Zoo.


http://bda-online.com.au/how-to-franchise-your-business-seminar-2014/dscn3906 Today, it is estimated that 50 tortoises of breeding age live in the wild. The Perth Zoo’s breeding program has played a vital role in the survival of the Western Swamp Tortoise. Without it, they would most likely have become extinct – AGAIN!

single damer 40+ For more information about the Perth Zoo Breeding Program click HERE.



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