Species Survival Plan® Programs
Species Survival Plans (SSPs) were developed by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to manage the breeding of captive animal populations in order to maintain healthy, self-sustaining populations that are both genetically diverse and demographically stable. SSP populations could, if necessary, serve as genetic and/or demographic reservoirs in support of wild populations.
The mission of the program is to help ensure the survival of selected wildlife species into the future and to provide a link between zoo and aquarium animals and the conservation of their wild counterparts.
The AZA collaborates with more than 200 zoos throughout North America in SSP breeding conservation programs.
Peoria Zoo is proud to participate in these SSPs.
|EASTERN BLACK-AND-WHITE COLOBUS|
|PANAMAIAN GOLDEN FROG|
|AFRICAN CRESTED PORCUPINE|
|BLACK-HANDED SPIDER MONKEY|
|HOFFMANN'S TWO-TOED SLOTH|
|RED RIVER HOG|
|SOUTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS|
|SOUTHERN THREE-BANDED ARMADILLO|
|AFRICAN PANCAKE TORTOISE|
|MEXICAN BEADED LIZARD|