Zoos and Aquariums bring together a large gradient of species to areas that they otherwise would not inhabit. This creates a unique problem as these same species are expected to breed to prolong the establishments population as well as propagate the valuable genetic material they contain. It has been documented that, because of their isolated populations and inability to find an outside source to form mating pairs, inbreeding has had detrimental effects on certain species captive in zoos (Ralls et al, 1988). Captive breeding, although useful, isn't always as easy as it seems. Try your hand at breeding the ideal an Tiger population in this fun game from the folks at the Minnisota Zoo!
Easy- Genetic Diversity mode
Hard- Disease Resistance mode
The greater the resistance and lower the inbreeding the better!
POST YOUR (HARD) HIGH SCORE IN THE COMMENTS!!
Mine is 100% Resistance/ 21% Inbreeding