Birmingham Zoo
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Animals

Survival Plans

Sea Lion

The Birmingham Zoo has joined with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Zoos around the world in maintaining Species Survival Plans ® (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. Masked Lapwing
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. Red-Billed Hornbill
23. Southern Ground Hornbill
24. Wrinkled Hornbill
25. Plush-Crested Jay
26. Laughing Kookaburra
27. White-Crested Laughing Thrush
28. Red-Billed Leiothrix
29. Blue-Crowned Motmot
30. Spectacled Owl
31. Pheasant Pigeon
32. Nicobar Pigeon
33. Victoria Crowned Pigeon
34. Greater Roadrunner
35. Blue-Bellied Roller
36. Crested Screamer
37. Secretary Bird
38. Roseate Spoonbill
39. Emerald Starling
40. Violet-Backed Starling
41. White Stork
42. Marbled Teal
43. Elegant Crested Tinamou
44. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
45. Lady Ross’s Turaco
46. African White-backed Vulture
47. Cinereous Vulture
48. White-headed Buffalo Weaver
49. Crested Wood Partridge
50. Green Woodhoopoe
51. Beautiful Fruit Dove

Reptiles Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

1. Eastern Indigo Snake
2. Pancake Tortoise
3. Egyptian Tortoise
4. Radiated Tortoise
5. Chinese Three-Striped Box Turtle
6. Coahuilan Box Turtle
7. Prehensile Tailed Skink
8. Caiman Lizard
9. Mexican Beaded Lizard
10. San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
11. 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. Crowned Lemur
8. Yellow-Backed Duiker
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. Prevost’s Squirrel
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. White-nosed Coati
38. Red-flanked Duiker

Amphibians Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

1. Dusky Gopher Frog