Urgent call for further breeding of the relic zoo population of the critically endangered Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo Linnaeus 1758)

@article{Burger2005UrgentCF,
  title={Urgent call for further breeding of the relic zoo population of the critically endangered Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo Linnaeus 1758)},
  author={J. Burger and H. Hemmer},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={52},
  pages={54-58}
}
The Barbary lion became extinct in the wild around 1942. Since the end of the 19th century, a last purebred captive breeding stock existed at the court of Morocco. The rest of these animals became the core exhibition of the new Rabat Zoo after passing through repeated bottlenecks and possibly some introgression events by foreign lions. This study uses mitochondrial DNA sequencing data to clarify the relationship among these lions and their sub-Saharan and Asian relatives. We analysed… Expand
13 Citations

Figures from this paper

Maintaining the genetic health of putative Barbary lions in captivity: an analysis of Moroccan Royal Lions
  • 8
  • PDF
A genetically distinct lion (Panthera leo) population from Ethiopia
  • 17
The Challenges and Relevance of Exploring the Genetics of North Africa's “Barbary Lion” and the Conservation of Putative Descendants in Captivity
  • S. Black
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International journal of evolutionary biology
  • 2016
  • 2
  • Highly Influenced
  • PDF
Revealing the maternal demographic history of Panthera leo using ancient DNA and a spatially explicit genealogical analysis
  • 52
  • PDF
Ex situ conservation programmes in European zoological gardens: Can we afford to lose them?
  • 14
  • PDF
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES
Molecular phylogeny of the extinct cave lion Panthera leo spelaea.
  • 139
  • PDF
A molecular view of pinniped relationships with particular emphasis on the true seals
  • 88
Molecular evolution of mitochondrial 12S RNA and cytochrome b sequences in the pantherine lineage of Felidae.
  • 123
  • PDF
The North African Barbary lion and the Atlas lion project
  • IZN
  • 2002
1978b) The evolutionary systematics of living Felidae: present status and current problems
  • Carnivore
  • 1978
Grundlagen und derzeitiger Stand des Zuchtprogrammes zur Rückerhaltung des Berberlöwen (Panthera leo leo)
  • Congress report: 1st International Symposium on the management and breeding of the tiger. International Tiger Studbook,
  • 1978
Untersuchungen zur Stammesgeschichte der Pantherkatzen (Pantherinae), Teil III: Zur Artgeschichte des Löwen Panthera (Panthera) leo (Linnaeus 1758)
  • Veröff Zool Staatssamml
  • 1974
...
1
2
...