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1 May 2006 Conservation Project for the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) — Zoológico de Florencio Varela, Argentina and ARTIS Zoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Staff at the Zoológico de Florencio Varela (Buenos Aires, Argentina) have begun a cooperative project with the ARTIS Zoo (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) on the conservation of the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla). The project has received approval from local wildlife authorities as well as the Zoo Associations of Buenos Aires (AZBA), Argentina (AZARA) and Latin America (ALPZA). The project is recognized by the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). The project entails development of a captive breeding program (a first birth took place on May 13, 2005), rehabilitation of animals rescued from the wild, and the establishment of an educational center for the conservation of the giant anteater. Field research is part of the next phase. For further information please contact Dr. Guillermo Pérez Jimeno, scientific advisor, at <tamandua@arnet.com.ar>.

"Conservation Project for the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) — Zoológico de Florencio Varela, Argentina and ARTIS Zoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands," Edentata 2006(7), 61, (1 May 2006). https://doi.org/10.1896/1413-4411.7.1.61a
Published: 1 May 2006
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