EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)

Bactrian wapiti

(Cervus hanglu bactrianus)

 Aneta Konvalinková
Institution:   Zoopark Chomutov

EAZA Member Area


Zoopark Chomutov

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List LC


Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Insurance
The EAZA population of Cervus hanglu bactrianus can develop towards an insurance for the in situ population in case this is needed in the future
Indirect Conservation icon  Model species
The experience gained from working with one of the biggest deer (sub)species Cervus hanglu bactrianus kept within EAZA can help develop and maintain knowledge and skills for the Hangul (C. h. hanglu) and the Yarkand deer (C. h. yarkandensis), which could be useful to share in the respective range countries if ex situ conservation activities are established.

Programme numbers

In June 2023, the Bactrian Wapiti EEP had 47 animals in 9 institutions.

Programme highlights

  • There are a few publications about in situ Bactrian wapiti that can be access here.
  • The EAZA Deer TAG has a very active Facebook page where they regularly share new stories. 
  • There is an article about the Deer TAG space programme in Zooquaria 109 (Autumn 2020 - page 14). 
  • EAZA published its 2022 Annual TAG Report.