The EAZA BioBank was founded in 2016 and aims to be the primary source for population
management and conservation research in zoos.
The Leibniz-IZW is one of four biobanking hubs that store samples from zoos on behalf of the EAZA.
If needed (and approved of by the EAZA BioBank Working Group), the samples will be provided for
genetic analyses, carried out either at the Leibniz-IZW or at another scientific institution.
Currently, the collection at the Leibniz-IZW contains 428 samples of 117 different species;
they were sent in by 14 zoos from five countries (see chart below).
Last updated on July 26, 2019