Zoo in Washington State Seeks Permission to Breed and Trade Protected Species

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington has applied to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Captive Bred Wildlife (CBW) registration for a number of endangered species, including: radiated tortoise, Parma wallaby, Asian elephant, black-and-white ruffed lemur, ring-tailed lemur, Northern white-cheeked gibbon, Siamang, clouded leopard, Sumatran tiger, Malayan tapir, and lowland anoa. CBW registration would allow the AZA-accredited zoo to breed and trade in the specified species over a period of five years. FWS is accepting comments through November 18, 2021.