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Special Session on Ostriches : overview of the Kellé Ostrich breeding centre in Niger

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Presented during the 17h Annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting organized by the NGO Sahara Conservation Fund in Senegal, from 4 to 6 May 2017. The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) gathers every year about a hundred people who are interested in the field of Sahelo-Saharan species conservation.

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Special Session on Ostriches : overview of the Kellé Ostrich breeding centre in Niger

  1. 1. 17th Annual Sahelo-Saharan Interest Group Meeting 2 days of talks on biodiversity conservation in the Sahara and in the Sahel Special Session on Ostriches : Overview of the Kellé Ostrich breeding center in Niger Thomas RABEIL, Regional Developement Officer – Sahara Conservation Fund May 4 – 6, 2017
  2. 2. Kellé: 12 birds, 3 males > 7 years old
  3. 3. 2 adult females adultes > 7 years old 3 adult females almost 3 years old 3 adult females almost 2 years old
  4. 4. 1 juvenile not yet sexed of 20 months’old
  5. 5. Pair Aoulaye/ Maria Pair Moustapha /Aicha 1 pair Julien/Salma 2 females 2 females 1 female 1 Juvenile
  6. 6. •41 eggs in 2014/2015 2 breeding pairs à 7 chicks •39 eggs in 2015/2016 2 breeding pairsà No chicks •24 eggs in October/November 2016 3 breeding pairs
  7. 7. Kellé breeding center team
  8. 8. Tilala reintroduction site
  9. 9. Niger Ostrich Conservation Strategy COGERAT GAGE SCF CERNK DGEF Projet UE AZA / EAZA PNFC Mainé Soroa owner
  10. 10. Ostrich Chick Recommended Diet - hatch - 8 weeks Diet 1 Diet 2 Diet 3 Diet 4 Ingredients % of diet Volume % of diet Volume % of diet Volume % of diet Volume Corn 63 1.4 kg 33 0.75 kg 25.8 0.58 kg Wheat 34 0.77 kg 10 0.23 kg Millet 16 0.36 kg Sorghum 33 0.75 kg 16 0.36 kg 15 0.34 kg Rice 15 0.34 kg Soybeans 32.5 0.7 kg 29 0.65 kg 29.5 0.67 kg 15 0.34 kg Peanuts Supplements Calcium Phosphate 1.9 43 g 2.3 52 g 1.9 43 g 1 23 g Limestone 1.3 29 g 1.3 29 g 1.3 29 g 1.9 43 g Salt 0.3 7 g 0.3 7 g 0.3 7 g 0.3 7 g Mazuri Suppliment 1 23 g 1 23 g 1 23 g 1 23 g Nutritional Composition per Diet in % Crude Protein 20 18 20 17 Crude Fat 10 11 10 12 Calcium 1.1 0.96 1.1 0.92 Phosphorus 0.8 0.76 0.75 0.68
  11. 11. Soybeans Sorghum Salt Bones burnt Calcium
  12. 12. Tilala Boukizet Reintroduction sites
  13. 13. Thanks for your attention
  14. 14. Objectifs spécifiques • Améliorer les conditions de reproduction et d’éclosion • Détermination d’une alimentation adéquate aux autruches en captivité au Niger pour augmenter les chances de reproduction • Placer les œufs pondus dans une couveuse professionnelle
  15. 15. Nom Nom scientifiqueCéréales Maïs Zea mays mays Sorgho Sorghum spp. Avoine Triticum aestivum Mil Panicum miliaceum Fonio Digitaria spp. Riz Oryza spp. Légumes Graines de Soja Glycine max Niébé Vigna unguiculata Arachide Arachis hypogaea Lentilles Lens culinaris
  16. 16. Objectifs spécifiques • Suivi régulier des œufs, établissement de registres • Fournir l’alimentation adéquate aux autruchons • Protéger les autruchons des maladies : vaccination Newcastle et Clostridium (partenariat avec Musée National, LABOCEL, zoo de St Louis USA et Mulhouse France)

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