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Carmine Bee-eaters (Merops nubicus & M. nubicoides) Fact Sheet: Managed Care

Breeding in Managed Care

History in North America

  • San Diego Zoo
    • First facility to breed White-fronted and Carmine Bee-eaters in a zoo

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

  • Facility maintains 30 Northern Carmine Bee-eaters (ISIS 2010)

Populations in Managed Care

Global population in zoos and animal parks (from ISIS 2010 unless otherwise noted)

  • >200 Carmine Bee-eaters
    • Nearly all are Northern Carmine Bee-eaters (ZIMS 2015)

Northern Carmine Bee-eater, San Diego Zoo

northern carmine bee-eater

Northern Carmine Bee-eater at the San Diego Zoo.

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Page Citations

ISIS (2010)
ZIMS (2015)

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