The Need for a Wildlife Contraception Center
More than 1,000 mammalian species are housed in zoos in North America. It doesn't take much imagination to realize that uncontrolled breeding would lead to an overwhelming surplus of crisis proportions.
As stewards of our animals, zoo professionals are responsible for providing the highest standards of care--a responsibility that includes ensuring we do not breed more animals than can be properly cared for in accredited zoos.
Contraception is a proven, humane tool for animal management. A contraception method that is safe and effective for one species, however, may not be appropriate for another. Monitoring the safety and efficacy of contraceptives used in all mammalian species is best done through a single, coordinated body. This role is fulfilled by the Wildlife Contraception Center.