Posted by : sanne

At Wednesday 24, at 17.45 arrived at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands 2.2 adult wild Geoclemys hamiltoni from the Wild Animal Rescue Center of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong. The president of the Turtle Survival Alliance- Europe, Henk Zwartepoorte, did a lot of important work for this operation. Many thanks to him. The Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam and the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam will each accommodate 1.1 wild adults. These turtles are registered in the ESF- studbook Geoclemys hamiltoni and will be used in the breedingprogramme of this studbook. They are a welcome replenishment of the studbook to reach a genetic healthy population in captivity in the Zoos and in particular accommodations in the EU. Article with pictures