Lesley Stahl: I know you don't do it. As a result, many species are breeding better in captivity than ever before. It's a game in which check your instantaneous memory. It then tells you the genetic value of any pair of animals you choose, on a scale of 1 to 6. Place the paper clip on the brad and slip the into the hole that you created.
Adkesson says is somehow related to an elephant. Next we'd have to check on their temperaments and compatibility. Ron Kagan: Well, you-- Lesley Stahl: And the good life-- Ron Kagan: --it's pretty hard-- Lesley Stahl: --includes pregnancy and-- Ron Kagan: Right. But first, the preferred American solution for zoo animals who aren't supposed to breed. This guided lesson teaches kids all about the short I, and offers lots of practice to encourage retention.
And meat comes from live animals. Amanda Lawless: So you can see when we pair these two animals, that they're getting a one. Be inspired to adopt a pet with disabilities! A key part of our mission is having great information available for you. Bengt Holst: We could see that they had started fighting. In the wild, this is when Marius would strike out on his own —- a time when in nature many animals are killed by predators. And in a planning meeting, we are gonna talk about every single animal in that population. A warning: this part of our story contains some difficult images that young children may not want to see.
You have-- if you have a meeting on flamingos, you're gonna talk about every single individual flamingo in every zoo in the United States? You can play with two players using two colors of game markers or you can just play with one player. There are many levels for you choose. Animals with babies -— always a sure-fire hit at the zoo. I love having these on 4×6 photo paper. Be careful, because if you get a wrong match — you lose 5 seconds on the clock.
Matching games are great to play with your toddlers and preschoolers. Bob Lacy: So we used the computer analyses to decide exactly which animals should be bred each year, how many to breed, so we didn't lose any of those seven lineages. Amanda Lawless: So we want 2735 to breed with 2764, because that's a genetically valuable pair. In this exclusive series, Nikki shares the ups and downs of rescuing and fostering homeless dogs. And that was just the beginning. It saves a ton of money on ink, there is no cutting on your part, and everything is neat and tidy! Every afternoon she and the other gorillas here get a snack -- being gorillas, they don't bother to unwrap it. Amanda Lawless: Yeah, so that's-- Lesley Stahl: You have a whole book for beetles? Lesley Stahl: But he would say the same thing.
But a single baseball team on its own is pointless. But not everyone thinks putting zoo animals on contraceptives is a good idea. But then at-- at some stage he started getting scratches on the side, because the father had pushed him up against a tree and had really hit him hard. Mike Adkesson: Yeah, same 28-day pack. And in order to protect animal populations and make sure that they are healthy also far into the future, we need sometimes to take some animals out of this population.
Bengt Holst: Yeah, I think-- I think it's ethical, because that's actually a big part of their-- their normal behavior. Keith on screen at meeting : We have three potential females that can move. Spreading the cards out on the floor, and having your toddler find an animal figurine that matches each card. The day Marius was killed, the zoo conducted a public autopsy, considered educational in Denmark, then fed what was left of his body to the zoo's lions. You can even use toy animals to match to the cards and use it as a quiet play time activity. Lesley Stahl: We saw, with storks, that they swap the eggs-- Bob Lacy: Right. That's what the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark did a few years ago with a healthy, 2-year-old giraffe named Marius, and it caused an international uproar.
Shiloh, my preschooler, is really into matching right now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee! Cover a picture that matches the animal that the paper clip landed on. I mean in-- in America, you hunt deer. Now, you got a lotta criticism for that. Valuable not because their genes are special somehow, but because they're less common. Lesley Stahl: I'm feeling so good about this.
Imagine transporting a polar bear. Case in point, how to manage animals who don't get a breeding recommendation -- animals whose genes are already well-represented in zoos? We will never send an animal to a place where it won't have a good life. Ron Kagan: We have assumed 100% responsibility for the life of those animals that live here. . That will be really bad welfare for this giraffe.