This on-going project attempts to list the first instance of successful breeding for mammal species in captivity in the British Isles. Alan Ashby and Rob Vaughan would be pleased to hear from anyone who can help to fill in gaps or know of an earlier date than the one recorded here.
There are several species which now breed on a regular basis but for which we do not have a date and location for the first instance. Examples include Red-fronted Lemur, Western Grey Bamboo Lemur, Black-tailed Marmoset, Cherry-crowned Mangabey, Pallas' Cat, Amur Leopard Cat, Onager. It is also hoped to include more subspecies as the list progresses.
* Probably the first date and/or location
† Possibly not reared successfully
E The earliest recorded date found so far
Wilson, D. E., and D. M. Reeder, eds. (2005): Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.