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Science in Serengeti-Park

Species protection & sustainability

Since its founding in 1974, species conservation, research and sustainability have been an important part of our philosophy. Its most important achievements include the world’s first release of a White Rhinoceros bred in Europe, its recognition as a Zoological Garden in 2004, or the first birth of an African elephant baby in northern Germany in 30 years.

Breitmaulnashorn - Wildtiere Serengeti-Park

We want to pass on our knowledge of nature! In 2009 we received the coveted certification as extracurricular place of learning in the “Education for Sustainable Development” by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture and offer an education program for students of all grades.

Here you will find information about research projects

Recent publications

J. Reiners, K. Loth
Risk factors in the anesthesia of equine antelopes (Hippotragus equinus) under field conditions

    • 13th Annual Conference ZWE-DVG, Osnabrück, Germany (2014)

    • Case Report Horse Antelope Abstract (pdf)
        The discussed case report shows, by way of example, that even with an uncomplicated anesthesia course and silent aspiration, the pressure on the lung tissue as well as the stress of general anesthesia and the choice of anesthetic in overweight animals with small lungs and a voluminous rumen can have a lasting effect on the respiratory health of Zoo ruminants.

X. Fan, W. Sangpakdee, A. Tanomtong, A. Chaveerach, K. Pinthong, S. Pornnarong, W. Supiwong, V. Trifonov, G. Hovhannisyan, K. Loth, C. Hensel, T. Liehr, A. Weise
Comprehensive molecular cytogenetic analysis of Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus)

      • Biol J Arm, 66:98-102 (2014)

      • Monkey Genetics Study Abstract (pdf)
          In this study, the DNA of Barbary macaques (genus macaca, family Cercopithecidae) was analyzed and chromosomes determined. The results are in line with the results of other macaque species and thus support the previous assumption that the genetic coding for the morphological diversity of the family of macaques still needs to be found.

K. Loth, J. Reiners
A new approach to the safe anaesthesia of antelopes and gazelles: Considerations oft he individual patient rather than the species by means of a jumpiness index and mathematical factor

      • International Conference on Diseases of Zoo and Wild Animals, Warsaw, Polen (2014), Proc. P.81, ISSN 1868-5846

      • Antelope Study Abstract (pdf)
          This study presents an alternative dosing system for antelope narcosis. Thereafter, anesthetic dosages of individual patients are no longer determined with respect to the species, but with regard to a “jumpiness” index and its body score.