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SPECIES SURVIVAL PLANS

We participate in Species Survival Plans (SSPĀ®) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. These groups join scientists and collaborating experts to develop breeding and management plans to help protect the welfare and genetic variation of species in human care. These plans improve the survival of SSP-managed species at the Milwaukee County Zoo and in the wild. We also participate in collaborative programs with other countries to assist with wildlife conservation.

The following species that live at the Milwaukee County Zoo are included in SSPs. (The Milwaukee County Zoo also participates in SSPs for our animals that live at other AZA institutions.):

Mammals

  • Armadillo, Southern Three-banded
  • Agouti, Red-rumped
  • Bat, African straw-colored Fruit
  • Bear, Polar
  • Bongo, Eastern
  • Bonobo
  • Bushbaby, Moholi
  • Cheetah
  • Chevrotain, Greater Malayan
  • Colobus, Eastern Black & White
  • Elephant, African
  • Fox, Fennec
  • Gazelle, Thomson's
  • Giraffe
  • Gorilla, Western Lowland
  • Hippopotamus, River
  • Hog, Red River
  • Hyena, Spotted
  • Impala
  • Jaguar
  • Kudu, Greater
  • Leopard, Snow
  • Lemur, Red Ruffed
  • Lemur, Ring-tailed
  • Lion
  • Macaque, Japanese
  • Mandrill
  • Mongoose, Dwarf
  • Monkey, Black-handed Spider
  • Monkey, Goeldi's
  • Moose
  • Orangutan, Bornean
  • Otter, North American River
  • Panda, Red (refulgens)
  • Porcupine, North American
  • Porcupine, Prehensile-tailed
  • Rhinoceros, Black
  • Seal, Harbor
  • Serval
  • Siamang
  • Sloth, Hoffman's Two-toed
  • Tapir, Baird's
  • Tamarin, Cotton-top
  • Tamarin, Golden Lion
  • Tiger, Amur
  • Waterbuck, Common
  • Zebra, Plains

Birds

  • Barbet, Bearded
  • Cardinal, Red-crested
  • Chat, Snowy-headed Robin
  • Crane, Black-crowned
  • Crane, Gray-crowned
  • Crane, Whooping
  • Curassow, Northern Helmeted
  • Dove, Beautiful Fruit
  • Dove, Black-naped Fruit
  • Dove, Luzon Bleeding Heart
  • Duck, Spotted Whistling
  • Flamingo, Chilean
  • Flamingo, Caribbean
  • Frogmouth, Tawny
  • Guineafowl, Crested
  • Hamerkop
  • Heron, Boat-billed
  • Hornbill, Red-billed
  • Hornbill, Rhinoceros
  • Hornbill, Southern Ground
  • Hwamei, Chinese
  • Ibis, Scarlet
  • Ibis, Waldrapp
  • Jay, Plush-crested
  • Kingfisher, Guam
  • Lapwing, Masked
  • Leiothrix, Red-billed
  • Myna, Bali
  • Partridge, Crested Wood
  • Peafowl, Congo
  • Penguin, Gentoo
  • Penguin, Humboldt
  • Penguin, Southern Rockhopper
  • Pigeon, Green-naped Pheasant
  • Pigeon, Nicobar
  • Pigeon, Victoria Crowned
  • Rhea, Greater
  • Screamer, Southern Crested
  • Spoonbill, African
  • Starling, Golden-breasted
  • Stilt, Black-necked
  • Stork, Abdim's
  • Stork, Marabou
  • Sunbittern
  • Swan, Trumpeter
  • Tanager, Blue-gray
  • Tanager, Silver-beaked
  • Tanager, Turquoise
  • Teal, Madagascar
  • Teal, Marbled
  • Tern, Inca
  • Thrush, Common Shama
  • Turaco, Violet
  • Vulture, Cinereous (Eurasian Black)
  • Weaver, White-headed Buffalo

Reptiles

  • Alligator, Chinese
  • Cobra, King
  • Gecko, Fantastic Leaf-tailed
  • Iguana, Grand Cayman Blue
  • Monitor, Black Tree
  • Rattlesnake, Eastern Massasauga
  • Skink, Prehensile-tailed
  • Turtle, Blanding’s
  • Turtle, Spotted

Fish

  • Cichlid, Lake Victorian

Updated February 2021

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