Dr. Jesus Estudillo Lopez

Dr. Jesus Estudillo Lopez

Dr. Jesus Estudillo, a Mexican veterinarian and animal reproduction and nursery specialist, is also known as a bird breeder. In Latin America, he is known as the "Father of Cracidae".

In the 1950's, he established a breeding programme and infrastructure in Mexico City called "La Siberia" for endangered species. When Dr. Estudillo started the project, the importance of ex-situ conservation for possible reintroduction to their natural habitat was at an initial stage.

His research involves technological development of vaccines for birds (Cracidae, Cranes and Parrots); research on the nutritional requirements of families and species; reproduction, breeding and enhancement of genetic variation with ex-situ techniques for species of Cracidae; research on habitat requirements for Cracidae, Cranes and Parrots; the establishment of artificial habitats for ex-situ management; research on the natural selection process of the above species; research on plagues and diseases that affect these species; research on the reproductive behaviour of birds as well as on the competition within and between species.

Dr. Estudillo built a centre for endangered bird species where 1,200 birds are represented, encompassing 100% of all Cracidae in the world, 0% of the Cranes and 70% of the existing endangered Parrots. Dr. Estudillo has for 40 years carried out all his research and programmes without commercial or political interest and at great personal and financial costs.

Additional Info

  • Location:


    Av. Acozac S/N

    Col. Sta Barbars

    Ixtapaluca Edo. de Mexico

  • Phone Number: 59 72 03 49
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