Baird's Tapirs

Species Survival Plans

SnowleopardfeatureZoos and aquariums play a leading role in preserving animal populations across the globe. Zoo New England is an active participant in a number of Species Survival Plans (SSP), aimed at managing and conserving typically threatened or endangered animal populations.

In cooperation with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), each SSP carefully manages the breeding of species --maintaining population Studbooks and Breeding and Transfer Plans-- to maintain a genetically healthy and demographically stable captive population. Public education, research and partnerships with scientists in the field are vital components in any potential reintroduction program.

By sharing research and knowledge, participating institutions work together to establish guidelines that best ensure the health of captive populations, and with success, the survival of otherwise extinct species.

Zoo New England participates in the following SSPs:


African Crested Porcupine Greater roadrunner Panamanian golden frog Turkmenian markhor
African pygmy falcon Green aracari Plains zebra Violaceous turaco
Andean condor Grevy's zebra Prehensile-tailed porcupine Warthog
Azure-winged magpie Guereza colobus Prehensile-tailed skink Wattled crane
Baird's tapir Hadada ibis Puma Western lowland gorilla
Bali mynah Hamerkop Pygmy hippopotamus White-bearded wildebeest
Bearded barbet Hooded crane Red kangaroo White-cheeked gibbon
Bearded emperor tamarin Hyacinth macaw Red panda White-nosed coati
Black crake Inca tern Red river hog Whooping crane
Black-handed spider monkey Jaguar Red-breasted goose White-naped crane
Blue-bellied roller Kea Red-crowned crane Yellow-billed stork
Boat-billed heron Kori bustard Rhinoceros hornbill Yellow-rumped cacique
Brazilian agouti Laughing kookaburra Ringtail  
Cabot's tragopan Linne's two-toed sloth Ring-tailed lemur  
Canada lynx Lion Rock hyrax  
Capybara Mandrill Ruppell's griffon vulture  
Caribbean flamingo Marbled teal duck Saddle-billed stork  
Chacoan peccary Masai giraffe Scaly-sided merganser  
Chilean flamingo Matschie's tree kangaroo Scarlet ibis  
Cotton-top tamarin Mexican gray wolf Snow leopard  
Crested guineafowl North American porcupine Southern ground hornbill  
Eastern bongo North American river otter Spotted hyena  
Elegant crested tinamou North Island brown kiwi Spotted turtle  
Fennec fox Ocelot Sunbittern  
Giant anteater Orinoco goose Straw-colored fruit bat  
Golden-breasted starling Palm cockatoo Tawny frogmouth  
Great hornbill   Tiger