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Baird's Tapirs

Species Survival Plans

Zoos 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 pygmy falcon
Andean condor
Baird's tapir
Bali mynah
Bearded barbet
Bearded emperor tamarin
Black crake
Black-handed spider monkey
Black-naped fruit dove
Blanding's turtle
Blue-bellied roller
Boat-billed heron
Brazilian agouti
Burrowing owl
Bush dog*
Cabot's tragopan
Canada lynx
Cape (African crested) porcupine
Capybara
Caribbean flamingo
Chacoan peccary
Chilean flamingo
Cotton-top tamarin
Crested guineafowl
DeBrazza's monkey
Eastern bongo
Fennec fox
Giant anteater
Great hornbill
Greater roadrunner
Green aracari
Grevy's zebra
Guereza colobus
Hadada ibis
Hamerkop
Hooded crane
Hyacinth macaw
Inca tern
Jaguar
Jamaican iguana
Kea
Kori bustard
Laughing kookaburra
Linne's two-toed sloth
Lion
Markhor
Marbled teal duck
Masai giraffe
Mexican gray wolf
North American porcupine
North American river otter
Brown kiwi
Ocelot
Orinoco goose
Palm cockatoo
Panamanian Golden Frog (Sora)
Prehensile-tailed porcupine
Prehensile-tailed skink
Puma
Pygmy hippopotamus
Red kangaroo
Red panda (fulgens)
Red panda (refulgens)
Red river hog
Red-breasted goose
Red-crested turaco
Rhinoceros hornbill
Ringtail
Ring-tailed lemur
Rock hyrax
Ruppell's griffon vulture
Saddle-billed stork
Scarlet ibis
Snow leopard
Southern ground hornbill
Spotted hyena
Spotted turtle
Steller’s sea eagle
Straw-colored fruit bat
Sunbittern
Tawny frogmouth
Tiger
Violet turaco
Western lowland gorilla
White-bearded wildebeest
White-cheeked gibbon
White-nosed coati
Whooping crane
White-naped crane
Yellow-billed stork
Yellow-rumped cacique

* Candidate Species