Monday, October 31, 2016

Brexit could 'seriously impact' Bristol Zoo's work to save extinction-threatened animals Read more at

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: October 28, 2016
PIONEERS: Bristol Zoo successfully bred two Asiatic lions cubs in 2011. The species is in danger of extinction with only 350 left in the wild.
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BRISTOL Zoo has raised concerns with a city MP that Brexit could damage its attempts to save rare animals from extinction – including the popular Asiatic Lion.
Exiting the European Union could mean not only the end of free movement of people across the Continent but also the free movement of animals from zoo to zoo, experts have warned.
Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West, said she had been approached by Bristol Zoo, which laid out its fears about the impact Brexit could have on its work, especially its breeding of rare species.


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