EAZA BioBank

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.

The EAZA BioBank inventory currently comprises 1155 samples of 291 species that have been sent by 55 zoos (see chart below).



*Sorted by number of samples (9-1): Vogelpark Walsrode | Zoo Zürich | Tierpark Chemnitz | Zoo Usti nad Labem | Zoologischer Garten Halle | Tierpark Nordhorn | Zoologischer Stadtgarten Karlsruhe | Bundesforst Schwarzborn | Zoo La Garenne | Zoo Neunkirchen | Zoo Neuwied | Zoo Ostrava | Zoo Pilsen | ZOO Vivarium Darmstadt | Zoo Wroclaw | Zoo Zamosc | Zoo Dortmund | Zoo Rostock | Zoopark Erfurt | Tierpark Görlitz | Zoo Ebeltoft | Zoo Gdansk | Zoo Goldau | Zoo Krakow | Zoo Leipzig | Zoo Lodz | Zoo Sofia | Zoo Torun | Tierpark Bern | Tierpark Hagenbeck | Zoo de La Palmyre | Zoo Duisburg AG | Zoo Dvur Kralove | Zoo HLUBOKA | Zoo Hoyerswerda | Zoo Köln | Zoo Olomouc | Zoo Zagreb

The following overview shows the number of samples submitted from 2018 to 2022.


Most of the samples in 2022 came from the following zoos:



Useful documents:

EAZA BioBank sampling protocol


Prof Dr Jörns Fickel
Phone: +49(0)30 5168314
Email: fickel@izw-berlin.de


Last updated on January, 24th, 2023