california condor conservation efforts at chapultepec zoo

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california condor conservation efforts at chapultepec zoo
CALIFORNIA CONDOR
CONSERVATION EFFORTS AT
CHAPULTEPEC ZOO
DVM MSc. Juan Arturo Rivera Rebolledo
General Director of Zoological Parks and Wildlife
Ministry of Environment
Mexico City Government
MÉXICO CITY ZOOLOGICAL PARKS
Mission
To promote the conservation of the
endangered and threatened
wildlife
species, through the environmental
education, scientific research, and captive
breeding, at Chapultepec, San Juan de
Aragón and Los Coyotes Zoos.
Vision
To Consolidate the Chapultepec, San
Juan de Aragón and Los Coyotes Zoos as
centers of integral conservation of
biodiversity.
THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF ZOOLOGICAL PARKS
AND WILDLIFE
MAIN OBJECTIVES:
• RECREATION
• ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
• SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
• CONSERVATION
CHAPULTEPEC ZOO
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CONSIDERED THE NATIONAL ZOO OF MEXICO
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FOUNDED IN 1924
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EXTENSION OF 16.4 HECTARES
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MORE THAN 5 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR
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HOUSING ANDEAN CONDORS SINCE 1961 (8 BIRTHS).
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CALIFORNIA CONDORS SINCE 2007.
CALIFORNIA CONDOR CONSERVATION PROGRAM
AT CHAPULTEPEC ZOO
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Currently holding 2.0 specimens: «Aquimowon and A-Way»
Arrival on May 31st. 2007, from San Diego Wild Animal Park
Held at the Chapultepec Zoo Aviaries, 600 m2. and 18m height.
Both specimens are in good health.
Last Medical Examination was performed on 2008.
On 2007 started the «Environmental Education Program» on this species
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
• INTERACTIVE TALKS
• VIDEOS
• CHILDREN/ADULT WORKSHOPS
• EXHIBIT
• GUIDED VISITS
• LUDIC GAMES/CHILDREN
• BROCHURES
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
EXHIBIT
AVE MAGNÍFICA: CÓNDOR DE CALIFORNIA
• DEVELOPED JOINTLY WITH SAN DIEGO
ZOO, US F&WS, INECC, SEMARNAT,
CICESE, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
• BIOLOGICAL, BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND
PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS
• WORKSHOPS, TALKS,
• MORE THAN 110,000 VISITORS ATTENDED
THIS EXHIBIT
PICS OF THE EXHIBIT
UPCOMING FEMALES
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PREPARATIONS
MEXICAN COPY CITES APPENDIX I PERMIT
US CITES PERMITS ARE ABOUT TO BE
ISSUED.
UPDATED HEALTH REQUIEREMENTS
APPROVED QUARANTINE STATION
AVIARIES ARE READY TO HOLD 2
COUPLES
BROODERS, INCUBATORS, ARE READY TO
USE
LOCATION OF THE EXHIBITS
California Condor Aviaries (2)
PICS OF THE EXHIBITS
QUARANTINE STATION
• TWO QUARANTINE ENCLOSURES
• 5.5M. LONG, 3.5 METERS WIDTH AND 3.5M
HIGH.
• SOLARIUM
• INDOOR/OUTDOOR SECURITY AISLES AND
DOORS
• BIRDS WILL BE HOLDED INDIVIDUALLY.
• 24/7 UNDER VETERINARY SURVEILLANCE
QUARANTINE STATION PICS
THANK YOU!
DVM MSc. Juan Arturo Rivera Rebolledo
General Director of Zoological Parks and Wildlife
Ministry of Environment
Mexico City Government