[Taxacom] Killing of zoo giraffe to avoid inbreeding

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Tue Feb 11 23:59:54 CST 2014

On 2014-02-10 4:45 PM, John Grehan wrote:
> Only thing I am still puzzled about is how did the zoo allows this
> particular giraffe to be produced by 'inbreeding' in the first place.

That was my question as well, but I read that Danish zoos allow animals 
to breed (rather than using contraceptives) for their physical and 
psychological well-being. In effect (according to the article), they are 
trading the deaths of unneeded offspring for better lives for all the 
animals in their care.

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