Species Survival Plans

Ensuring the survival of selected species

SSP programs involve a process facilitated by teams of scientists and animal care professionals working together to implement breeding plans that support long-term genetic diversity of species in human care. Currently, the Milwaukee County Zoo is involved in 117 SSP programs.

Mammals

  • Armadillo, Southern Three-banded
  • Agouti, Red-rumped
  • Bat, African straw-colored Fruit
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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