We love having babies. And you love coming to see them. But breeding at Folly Farm is about more than the ahh-factor.
We belong to 24 managed breeding programmes through our membership of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA).
These programmes manage the population of animals across member zoos. They ensure records are kept up to date. And they make breeding and movement recommendations. This makes sure zoos have the healthiest animals available in case a particular animal is at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
Should this happen then member zoos can provide the animals for a reintroduction programme. To see an animal born at our zoo, reintroduced to the wild, is the ultimate aim of our conservation efforts. And with the Eastern black rhino this is a very real possibility as we welcomed our first baby rhino calf in January 2020.
Harry, Ron and Neville the black and white ruffed lemur triplets – just one of our breeding programme success stories
Here’s the full list of the EAZA Ex-situ Programmes we belong to:
Eastern black rhino
Red ruffed lemur
Black and white ruffed lemur
Ring tailed lemur
Dwarf West African crocodile
Black and white saki
Rodrigues fruit bat
Red handed tamarin
Mount Omei babbler
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We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.