Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zoo Singapore

Zoo Singapore
The Taipei City Zoo said Tuesday that it has agreed to an animal exchange with the zoo in Singapore.

The Taipei zoo will receive three Rhino Iguanas -- an endangered species of lizard -- from the Singapore Zoo. However, it did not release information on the date of their arrival.

These Rhino Iguanas are rated as among the first-class endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) , Taipei Zoo Director Jason Yeh said.

Taipei City Zoo will also get three Burmese Mountain Tortoises from Singapore.

In return, Taipei will send a total of 10 tortoises to Singapore, including four Elongated Tortoises, four Red-footed Tortoises and two Yellow-footed Tortoises. These tortoises, which are classified as second-class rare species under CITES, arrived in Singapore on May 27, Yeh said.

The animal exchange is part of a cooperation program between the two zoos on animal conservation and reproduction, he said.