Sport a white rhinoceros female finally arrives in Japan to find love

12:55  12 june  2021
12:55  12 june  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The female will meet Moran, a 10-year-old male with whom the zoo leaders hope she will go mate

Un rhinocéros blanc (illustration). © Bertrand Guay / AFP A white rhinoceros (illustration). Animals - The female will meet Moran, a 10-year-old male with whom the zoo leaders hope that she will go dwell

after months of delay due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Emma, ​​a female Rhinoceros white, finally arrived at the Japan in search of love. For the age of five, she had lived so far at the Leofoo Safari Park of Taiwan .

It had been selected for a genetic brewing and brewing program in Japan. Its transfer to the Tobu Zoo of Saitama, near Tokyo , was planned in March but complications related to the coronavirus pushed back. The rhinoceros finally arrived at destination this Tuesday, the zoo indicated in a statement.

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Emma should be exposed to the public for several weeks And will have time to get to know his first claimant, Moran, a 10-year-old male. The reproduction programs of the zoos played a key role in the rescue of the white rhinos of the South. This subspecies currently has less than 19,000 individuals in the wild, according to the Save the Rhino association.

The species almost disappeared in the twentieth century before being saved thanks to conservation efforts. Their northern cousins ​​did not have this chance. Nevertheless two, females. Other families of Rhinoceros , such as Java Rhinoceros and Sumatra Rhinoceros, have fewer than 100 representatives each.

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The Leofoo Safari Park had imported eight white rhinoceros from southern in 1979 and now has the most successful asian breeding program for this subspecies. The poaching of rhinoceros is powered by the market of their horns in Asia, particularly in China and Vietnam. Traffickers sell them as an aphrodisiac or even a cure for cancer.

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