As a ZAA welfare accredited member we participate in coordinated managed animal programmes for many of the species we hold at Brooklands Zoo. Records are kept on each individual animal and their family history to maintain healthy gene pools and avoid potential in-breeding issues. Any offspring produced are also taken into consideration in advance so involved ZAA facilities have time to plan for the acquisition of or the transfer out to other facilities.
We are actively involved in on-site breeding programmes with our cotton-top tamarins and capuchin monkeys. Some of the programmes involve holding single-sex groups of species that may be required to participate in future transfers to aide breeding recommendations such as our Bolivian squirrel monkeys.