Survival Plans

In the Animals section:

Sea Lion

The Birmingham Zoo has joined with the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and Zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Programs (SSPs). An SSP is a cooperative breeding and conservation program. Here’s a list of some other SSP animals currently at the Birmingham Zoo:

Birds Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

1. Green Aracari
2. Bearded Barbet
3. Buff-Crested Bustard
4. Kori Bustard
5. Red-Crested Cardinal
6. Double-Wattled Cassowary
7. Snowy-Headed Robin Chat
8. Blue Crane
9. Red-Crowned Crane
10. White-Naped Crane
11. West African Crowned Crane
12. Sunbittern
13. Spotted Dikkop
14. Beautiful Fruit Dove
15. Black-Naped Fruit Dove
16. Jambu Fruit Dove
17. White-Throated Ground Dove
18. Caribbean Flamingo
19. Chilean Flamingo
20. Tawny Frogmouth
21. African Pygmy Goose
22. Nene
23. Red-Billed Hornbill
24. Southern Ground Hornbill
25. Plush-Crested Jay
26. Laughing Kookaburra
27. White-Crested Laughing Thrush
28. Red-Billed Leiothrix
29. Blue-Crowned Motmot
30. Speckled Mousebird
31. Spectacled Owl
32. Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon
33. Nicobar Pigeon
34. Victoria Crowned Pigeon
35. Greater Roadrunner
36. Blue-Bellied Roller
37. Crested Screamer
38. Secretary Bird
39. Roseate Spoonbill
40. Emerald Starling
41. Golden Breasted Starling
42. Superb Starling
43. Violet-Backed Starling
44. White Stork
45. Saddle-Billed Stork
46. Marbled Teal
47. Elegant Crested Tinamou
48. Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan
49. Lady Ross’s Turaco
50. African White-Backed Vulture
51. Cinereous Vulture
52. White-Headed Buffalo Weaver
53. Crested Wood Partridge
54. Green Woodhoopoe

Reptiles Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

1. Eastern Indigo Snake
2. Pancake Tortoise
3. Home’s Hingeback Tortoise
4. Egyptian Tortoise
5. Radiated Tortoise
6. Chinese Three-Striped Box Turtle
7. Coahuilan Box Turtle
8. Prehensile Tailed Skink
9. Caiman Lizard
10. Mexican Beaded Lizard
11. San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
12. Komodo Dragon

Mammals Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

1. Black Footed Cat
2. Fishing Cat
3. Bobcat
4. African Lion
5. Ocelot
6. Serval
7. Pallas Cat
8. Sand Cat
9. Malayan Tiger
10. Angolan Colobus
11. Lar Gibbon
12. Mandrill
13. Squirrel Monkey
14. DeBrazza’s Monkey
15. Sumatran Orangutan
16. Black-handed Spider Monkey
17. Cotton-top Tamarin
18. Ringtail Lemur
19. Western Lowland Gorilla
20. Brush Tailed Bettong
21. Blue Duiker
22. African Elephant
23. Reticulated Giraffe
24. Hippopotamus
25. Red River Hog
26. Fennec Fox
27. Dwarf Mongoose
28.  Southern White Rhinoceros
29. California Sea Lion
30. Red Panda
31. Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
32. Plains Zebra
33. North American River Otter
34. Giant River Otter
35. Rock Hyrax
36. African Crested Porcupine
37. Prevost’s Squirrel