Tiger park urges co-op on gene exchange
Added On May 17, 2016
Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park, the home of more than 1,000 tigers in Northeast China, is expected to strengthen cooperation with international organizations, to improve the gene quality of the endangered species.
Pure genes are essential to protect the rare species.
Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park, the world's largest breeding center for Siberian tigers, is expected to bring in tigers for gene exchange.
Through DNA tests, it's easy to identify tigers with good genes or not.
Besides genes, cooperation on wild training and scientific research are also expected.
The tiger park also plans to establish branch parks in other places, as siberian tigers are adaptable to new environment.
Over 200 tigers within this park have been sent to other countries.
The tigers which were sent to South Korea have successfully given birth to babies.
Siberian tigers are one of the world’s rarest animal species and live in frigid regions.
Only 300 are believed to exist in the wild, with 20 of them in northeast China.
China has been trying to save the species through active breeding programs.
The Heilongjiang Siberian Tiger Park has bred over 1,000 Siberian tigers since opening in 1986, when it had just eight of the big cats.