Wisconsin Zoo Seeks Permission to Breed and Trade Protected Species

Henry Vilas Zoo, an AZA-accredited zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, has applied to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Captive Bred Wildlife (CBW) registration for a number of protected species, including: Bactrian camel, African wild ass, Lar gibbon, ring-tailed lemur, black-and-white ruffed lemur, golden lion tamarin, African lion, Siberian tiger, Bornean orangutan, African penguin, and Southern white rhinoceros. CBW registration would allow the zoo to breed and trade in the specified protected species for a period of five years. FWS is accepting comments through November 18, 2021.