Endangered species reintroduction programs (worldwide)
Compared with the number of threatened animal species, there have only been a handful of successful reintroduction projects. Due to the fact that these need to be accompanied by scientific research over many years, they can be very complex and expensive. Zoo Leipzig has been supporting this work for decades by maintaining species gene pools with significant genetic diversity and providing surplus animals for reintroductions. In this way Zoo Leipzig has already been able to provide animal species from Leipzig for reintroductions including the European wild cat, the Eagle Owl, the Little Owl, Przewalski’s Horse, the Oryx dammah and the White Stork.