Species Survial 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 crested porcupine||Great hornbill||Ocelot||Slender-tailed meerkat|
|African pygmy falcon||Greater roadrunner||Orinoco goose||Snow leopard|
|Amur leopard||Grevy's zebra||North Island brown kiwi||Southern ground hornbill|
|Andean condor||Guereza colobus||Palm cockatoo||Spotted hyena|
|Bali mynah||Hadada ibis||Panamanian golden frog||Spectacled owl|
|Bearded barbet||Hyacinth macaw||Plains zebra||Spotted turtle|
|Bearded emperor tamarin||Inca tern||Prehensile-tailed porcupine||Sunbittern|
|Black-handed spider monkey||Jaguar||Prehensile-tailed skink||Tawny frogmouth|
|Boat-billed heron||Kori bustard||Pygmy hippopotamus||Turkmenian markhor|
|Canada lynx||Laughing kookaburra||Red kangaroo||Violaceous turaco|
|Capybara||Linne's two-toed sloth||Red panda||Wattled crane|
|Chilean flamingo||Lion||Red-crowned crane||Western gorilla|
|Common warthog||Marbled teal duck||Red-rumped agouti||White-bearded wildebeest|
|Cotton-top tamarin||Mandrill||Ring-tailed lemur||White-cheeked gibbon|
|Dik-dik||Masai giraffe||Rhinoceros hornbill||White-nosed coati|
|Eastern bongo||Matschie's tree kangaroo||Ruppell's griffon vulture||Yellow-backed duiker|
|Giant anteater||Mexican gray wolf||Saddle-billed stork||Yellow-billed stork|
|Golden-breasted starling||North American river otter||Scarlet ibis||Yellow-rumped cacique|