Brexit stopping rhinos from mating

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UK zoos have been warned that breeding schemes for bison, rhinos, monkeys and other endangered animals are being harmed by Brexit. Previously, about 1,400 animals a year were transferred between British aquariums or zoos and those in Europe but red tape meant that last year, the number fell to just over 200, said The Times. Mark Habben, a director at the Wildwood Trust, said: “We’re in the middle of a climate crisis and an extinction crisis. Yet we’re being hindered by paperwork. It’s ridiculous.”

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