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