…blue throated macaw…
…and European honey buzzard.
They are rare, they are endangered and they are huge. I’ve been very close to wild lions and still I was very impressed when I saw an amur tiger for the first time at Korkeasaari Zoo. There are only about 450 individuals left in the wild mostly in eastern Russia.
In 2006 the zoo put to sleep an amur tiger called Manninen causing a lot of publicity. How can they kill a member of an endangered specie? Manninen, father of five, had done his job and it was the time for a British male to get his chance to enrich the amur tiger gene pool at Korkesaari. Unfortunately zoos around the world operate on limited budgets and an invidual had to be sacrificed so that the specie could survive.
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