New ground squirrel breedings

The main goal of the project is to establish new breedings of ground squirrel (also know as European Suslik) in three different places for the purpose of its subsequent repatriation to selected historically suitable localities according to the plan of the rescue program.

Main goals:

1) making new breeding facilities

2) capture of genetically suitable individuals for breeding – using ground squirrel population from Slovakia

3) public awareness


Project participants:

Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny České republiky – project coordination

Zoo Brno a stanice zájmových činností, příspěvková organizace – partner, breeding facility

ZO ČSOP Vlašim – partner, breeding facility

Jihočeská zoologická zahrada Hluboká nad Vltavou, příspěvková organizace Jihočeského kraje – partner, breeding facility


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European ground squirrel