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SPECIES SURVIVAL PLANS

Species Survival Plans (SSPs) are programs coordinated by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) which allow zoos to work together to save vulnerable species. SSPs facilitate cooperative animal management - all the individuals of a single species in each AZA zoo are managed as a single population. They also coordinate information sharing between zoos and the conservation education and field conservation efforts of zoos.

In addition to SSP species, other vulnerable animals are managed in captivity for conservation in a less intensive manner. These species are designated as conservation priority species by the appropriate AZA Taxon Advisory Groups.

Binder Park Zoo SSPs

Cheetah
Mexican wolf
Snow leopard
White-handed gibbon
Ring-tailed lemur
Cotton-topped tamarin
Mongolian wild horse
Red panda
African wild dog
Black and white colobus monkey
Red-capped mangabey
Black mangabey
Cinereous Vulture

Conservation Priority Species

Aldabra tortoise
Trumpeter swan
Bontebok
Reticulated giraffe

Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) Participation

Equid TAG
Raptor TAG

 
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