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. Kori Bustard
2. Eurasian Black (Cinereous) Vulture
3. White-naped Crane
4. Red-crowned Crane
5. Bali Mynah
6. Spotted Dikkop
7. Spectacled Owl
8. Blue-bellied Roller
9. Tawny Frogmouth
10. Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon
11. Elegant Crested Tinamou
12. Green Aracari
13. West African Crowned Crane
14. Secretary Birds
15. Double-wattled Cassowary
16. Red-billed Hornbill
17. Buff-crested Bustard
18. Bearded Barbet
19. White-crested Laughing Thrush
20. Lady Ross’s Turaco
21. Caribbean Flamingo
22. Red-crested Cardinal
23. Sun Bittern
24. Pekin Robin
25. Victoria Crowned Pigeon
26. Blue-faced Honeyeater
27. Violet-backed Starling
28. Golden-breasted Starling
29. Emerald Starling
30. Superb Starling
31. Jambu Fruit Dove
32. Beautiful Fruit Dove
33. White Stork
34. Nene
35. Crested Screamer
36. Roseate Spoonbill
37. Scarlet Ibis
38. Saddle-billed Storks
39. African Pygmy Geese
40. White-headed Buffalo Weaver
41. Black-necked Swan
42. Green Woodhoopoe
43. Grey-winged Trumpeter
44. Marbled Teal
45. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
46. Kookaburra
47. Crested Wood Partridge

Reptiles Included in AZA-Managed Programs:
1. Komodo Dragon
2. Egyptian Tortoise
3. Beaded Lizard
4. Radiated Tortoise
5. Coahuilan Box Turtle
6. Prehensile-tailed Skink
7. Eastern Indigo Snake
8. Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle

Mammals Included in AZA-Managed Programs:
1. Asian Small-Clawed Otter
1. Anteater, Giant
2. Bettong, Brush-tailed
3. Cat, Black-footed
4. Cat, Pallas
5. Cat, Sand
6. Dog, African Wild (Cape Hunting Dog)
7. Elephant, African
8. Eulemur genus
9. Gazelle, Grant’s
10. Gibbon, White-handed (Lar)
11. Giraffe, Reticulated
12. Gorilla, Western lowland
13. Hippopotamus, Nile
14. Hog, Red River
15. Hyrax, Rock
16. Kangaroo, Red
17. Langur, Spectacled (Dusky Leaf Monkey)
18. Lemur, Ring-tailed
19. Lion
20. Meerkat
21. Monkey, Common Squirrel
22. Monkey, Black-handed Spider
23. Orangutan, Sumatran
24. Otter, North American River
25. Panda, Red (Lesser)
26. Rhinoceros, Southern White
27. Sea Lion, California
28. Sloth, Two-toed
29. Tamarin, Cotton-top
30. Tiger, Indochinese
31. Wallaby, Bennett’s
32. Zebra, Plains