International Zoo News Vol. 45/6 (No. 287) September 1998


Mary G. Talbot-Rosevear
Free Mate Choice in Captive East African Crowned Cranes: a Behaviour Study at Loro Parque

Gustavo Sánchez and David Waugh

Status and reproductive capacity of the asian elephant in zoos and circuses in Europe

By Jeannette Schmid

The Husbandry, Breeding and European Regional Studbook of the Red-spectacled Amazon at Loro Parque

Roger G. Sweeney

Surplus and Wanted Stock 364
Letters to the Editor 365
Book Reviews 368
Conservation 373
Annual Reports 375
International Zoo News 385
Recent Articles 394

Seventh World Conference on Breeding

Endangered Species in Captivity

Linking Zoo and Field Research to Advance Conservation

May 22nd–26th, 1999, in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

Keynote speakers will include Dr William Conway, President of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Russell Mittermeier, President of Conservation International. Additional speakers will present brief papers, a large poster session will provide a friendly venue for all conference attendees wishing to share their conservation efforts, and working groups facilitated by the CBSG will focus on several of the primary challenges faced today by zoo and field conservationists.

For further information contact: Donna L. Oehler, Director of Marketing/Public Relations, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220, U.S.A. (Tel.: 513–5597718; Fax: 513–559–7790; E-mail: