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RE: Zoos

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Posted by: johnnic at Mon Dec 31 13:41:04 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by johnnic ]  
   

I agree that some zoos do rarely release their cb animals to the pvt. sector (ie. Gladys Porter zoo with the Spilotes). But this is all BS with the indigos. If u look at the "studbook" that the Orianne society has (search it on the web), you will see there have been almost no zoo breedings of Eastern indigos for quite a while. Personally, I wouldn't pay big $$$ for the Easterns that are out there unless the stock can be traced back to WC or "founder stock" as most captive stock are extremely inbred and have shown detrimental health signs (stunted growth, cardiac abnormalities, etc..). I can probably count only six sources of "founder stock" that are now 20 years old now. It's unfortunate that we can not legally obtain some WC genes into the captive population.


   

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