Status and genetic diversity of captive tiger (Panthera tigris) in Vietnam

Authors

  • Le Xuan Canh Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST
  • Ha Quy Quynh Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST
  • Dang Huy Phuong Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, VAST
  • Vuong Tien Manh CITES Vietnam
  • Do Quang Tung

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v34n2.954

Keywords:

Panthera tigris, captive condition, genetic diversity, tiger, Vietnam

Abstract

The survey of tiger captivity (Panthera tigris) in Vietnam 2011 showed that there are 110 individuals of tiger in captivity included adult and young tigers kept in 11 farms  of those 4 famrs keep tigers for display, tourism with fee; 2 farms keep for public display, education, conservation, research and zoo; 8 farms keep for breeding; 5 farms keep for display only.

There are six of ten farms satisfy the animal medical care. Processed 38 of 40 DNA samples collected  from 6 farms. Used 18 gens position to identify subspecies.

Identified 3 subspecies of tiger in 6 farms included: 1. Panthera tigris altaica, 7 samples (7 individuals); 2. Panthera tigris corbetti, 25 samples (25 individuals); 3. Panthera tigris tigris, 4 samples (4 individuals).

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Published

05-06-2012

How to Cite

Canh, L. X., Quynh, H. Q., Phuong, D. H., Manh, V. T., & Tung, D. Q. (2012). Status and genetic diversity of captive tiger (Panthera tigris) in Vietnam. Academia Journal of Biology, 34(2), 173–180. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7160/v34n2.954

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