February 23rd According to a report by the European Times on the 22nd, due to the lack of new documents after Brexit, the Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England, was unable to send some rare animals to EU countries as planned for future generations, which led to the park’s protection projects to a standstill.
At the same time, for species extinction The absolute worry also broke the mind of the zoo.
Animals ran aground in the “dend date” plan abroad
The Twycross Zoo has been involved in the leopard breeding program for 20 years. In 2014 and 2016, several litters of Far Eastern leopard cubs were welcomed here.
The park originally intended to export the extremely endangered Far Eastern leopard for breeding, but because the documents and forms used before Brexit were all invalidated, the plan had to be put on hold.
Zoo director Dorman said it was the responsibility of the government to prepare the necessary forms and called for urgent action by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
In Dorman’s view, the situation is very urgent now. The zoo originally planned to send the female Far Eastern leopard Samara to a Belgian zoo to “boutine” and reproduce, but now the plan has been suspended.
Brexit and the epidemic make animal migration expensive.
According to the report, not only is there the problems caused by Brexit, but also the coronavirus epidemic has put pressure on the breeding plan of the zoo.
According to reports, during the epidemic, the zoo had to close to the public, resulting in a decrease in income.
In this case, “If you want to transfer animals to another part of the world, it’s not a cheap thing,” Dollman said.
The zoo and aquarium association of the UK and Ireland said that a system used to track zoo animal migration showed that there had been no transnational animal migration in the UK since early 2021.
In comparison, the number of animal movements recorded in January 2020 was 155.
Tachley, a senior manager of the association, said that the “animal migration difficulties” after Brexit are having an impact on zoos’ animal protection work.