Apart from being fun places to visit, zoos are also places were research is being carried out. In Rotterdam Zoo, they are trying to breed giant Chinese salamanders. In the same zoo’s Oceanium, they are involved in international attempts to breed threatened reef species. In Amsterdam’s ARTIS zoo, the focus is on toys, food, enclosures and playmates to enrich the animal’s environment. And in Edenburgh Zoo, the focus is on sex, food and the Arabian Oryx.
Broadcast: August 21, 2005