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Wild For Life

Jan 1, 2020

Transferring animals from one zoo to another can be very important to the conservation of a particular species. Individual species are matched within accredited zoos to fulfill the Species Survival Plans (SSP) of specific animals. SSPs are designed to preserve the diversity of species by matching the desired genes of one individual with specific genes of another. Zoos need to have processes in place to ensure the transfer of animals for the SSPs is done properly, which is why the Toronto Zoo has an Animal Logistics Coordinator.

I sit down with Vicki Hardstaff to discuss how animals are transferred from the Toronto Zoo using the example of a white rhino that was transferred the same day we recorded this interview!