Become a HERO and you will be partnering with us in our fight.
Even a modest sum is needed to help our efforts. You will be befriending the species in its struggle to survive.
Whether in captivity or in the wild, an animal population needs a healthy gene pool to be healthy & viable.
Inbreeding will lead to genetic deficiencies and these can be lethal.
Our birds are managed carefully to prevent breeding by blood relatives.
If an unrelated bird is not available to mate, we will bring one in from another zoo.
We share ancestry data with partner zoos to ensure animals paired in this way are not blood relatives.
To maintain the genetic health of our three dozen-strong resident colony of Bali Starlings, we recruited the leading Australian zoologist Chris Hibbard to set up a breeding system.
To ensure a healthy gene pool we have exchanged birds for our colony of Bali Starlings from zoos in Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore and elsewhere.
Our objectives in our Gene Pool management program.
• Maintain unique gene variations for breeding
• Increasing genetic diversity
• Producing excellent quality offspring for exchange & release