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Moscow Zoo’s breeding center home to world's endagered species

July 26, 14:53 UTC+3

Moscow Zoo's breeding center is home to 160 species, 78 of which are included in the Russian Red Data Book

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Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction was established in 1996 in order to provide for the zoo an opportunity to breed various, and predominantly rare species of animals. Photo: A Eurasian lynx
Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction was established in 1996 in order to provide for the zoo an opportunity to breed various, and predominantly rare species of animals. Photo: A Eurasian lynx
Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction was established in 1996 in order to provide for the zoo an opportunity to breed various, and predominantly rare species of animals. Photo: A Eurasian lynx
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Moscow Zoo was allotted the territory of 200 hectares about 100 km away from Moscow, near the city of Volokolamsk. Photo: Takin, a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas
Moscow Zoo was allotted the territory of 200 hectares about 100 km away from Moscow, near the city of Volokolamsk. Photo: Takin, a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas
Moscow Zoo was allotted the territory of 200 hectares about 100 km away from Moscow, near the city of Volokolamsk. Photo: Takin, a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
160 species and over 1000 animals are kept at Moscow Zoo breeding center. Photo: A polar bear
160 species and over 1000 animals are kept at Moscow Zoo breeding center. Photo: A polar bear
160 species and over 1000 animals are kept at Moscow Zoo breeding center. Photo: A polar bear
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Kiangs at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
Kiangs at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
Kiangs at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
78 of the species are included in the Russian Red Data Book and in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo: A meerkat
78 of the species are included in the Russian Red Data Book and in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo: A meerkat
78 of the species are included in the Russian Red Data Book and in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo: A meerkat
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Since excessive disturbance is likely to adversely affect the breeding process of animals, the breeding center is not open to the public. Photo: A Siberian ibex
Since excessive disturbance is likely to adversely affect the breeding process of animals, the breeding center is not open to the public. Photo: A Siberian ibex
Since excessive disturbance is likely to adversely affect the breeding process of animals, the breeding center is not open to the public. Photo: A Siberian ibex
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
The first inhabitants of the breeding center were birds of prey and waterfowl. Photo: A Marco Polo lamb
The first inhabitants of the breeding center were birds of prey and waterfowl. Photo: A Marco Polo lamb
The first inhabitants of the breeding center were birds of prey and waterfowl. Photo: A Marco Polo lamb
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
A fossa at Moscow Zoo's breeding center
A fossa at Moscow Zoo's breeding center
A fossa at Moscow Zoo's breeding center
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
An interesting group of animals that are kept at the breeding center are carnivorous mammals. Photo: An Amur leopard
An interesting group of animals that are kept at the breeding center are carnivorous mammals. Photo: An Amur leopard
An interesting group of animals that are kept at the breeding center are carnivorous mammals. Photo: An Amur leopard
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
These include such endangered species as Amur leopard, Pallas' cat, Cheetah, Amur tiger, Dhole, Wolverine, and Yellow-throated Marten. Photo: A snow leopard
These include such endangered species as Amur leopard, Pallas' cat, Cheetah, Amur tiger, Dhole, Wolverine, and Yellow-throated Marten. Photo: A snow leopard
These include such endangered species as Amur leopard, Pallas' cat, Cheetah, Amur tiger, Dhole, Wolverine, and Yellow-throated Marten. Photo: A snow leopard
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
For the ungulates that are kept at the breeding center the environment is almost ideal. Photo: A bharal, or Himalayan blue sheep
For the ungulates that are kept at the breeding center the environment is almost ideal. Photo: A bharal, or Himalayan blue sheep
For the ungulates that are kept at the breeding center the environment is almost ideal. Photo: A bharal, or Himalayan blue sheep
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
The breeding center is growing, and its collection is expanding constantly. Photo: Vicugnas at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
The breeding center is growing, and its collection is expanding constantly. Photo: Vicugnas at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
The breeding center is growing, and its collection is expanding constantly. Photo: Vicugnas at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
At this time, its collection comprises 10 species of carnivores, 6 species of ungulates, 74 species of birds and a great number of domestic animals. Photo: A Bobak marmot
At this time, its collection comprises 10 species of carnivores, 6 species of ungulates, 74 species of birds and a great number of domestic animals. Photo: A Bobak marmot
At this time, its collection comprises 10 species of carnivores, 6 species of ungulates, 74 species of birds and a great number of domestic animals. Photo: A Bobak marmot
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
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Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction was established in 1996 in order to provide for the zoo an opportunity to breed various, and predominantly rare species of animals. Photo: A Eurasian lynx
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Moscow Zoo was allotted the territory of 200 hectares about 100 km away from Moscow, near the city of Volokolamsk. Photo: Takin, a goat-antelope found in the eastern Himalayas
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
160 species and over 1000 animals are kept at Moscow Zoo breeding center. Photo: A polar bear
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Kiangs at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
78 of the species are included in the Russian Red Data Book and in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Photo: A meerkat
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Since excessive disturbance is likely to adversely affect the breeding process of animals, the breeding center is not open to the public. Photo: A Siberian ibex
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
The first inhabitants of the breeding center were birds of prey and waterfowl. Photo: A Marco Polo lamb
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
A fossa at Moscow Zoo's breeding center
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
An interesting group of animals that are kept at the breeding center are carnivorous mammals. Photo: An Amur leopard
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
These include such endangered species as Amur leopard, Pallas' cat, Cheetah, Amur tiger, Dhole, Wolverine, and Yellow-throated Marten. Photo: A snow leopard
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
For the ungulates that are kept at the breeding center the environment is almost ideal. Photo: A bharal, or Himalayan blue sheep
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
The breeding center is growing, and its collection is expanding constantly. Photo: Vicugnas at the Moscow Zoo's Center for Rare Animal Species Reproduction
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
At this time, its collection comprises 10 species of carnivores, 6 species of ungulates, 74 species of birds and a great number of domestic animals. Photo: A Bobak marmot
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS

Moscow Zoo's Centre for Rare Animal Species Reproduction located near Volokolamsk is a place where birds and animals live and breed under the best possible conditions. The center is home to 160 species and over 1000 animals, 78 of the species kept there are included in the Russian Red Data Book and in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Take a glimpse at the rare species in Moscow's zoo breeding center.

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