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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:

  • Green Aracari
  • Bearded Barbet
  • Buff-Crested Bustard
  • Kori Bustard
  • Red-Crested Cardinal
  • Double-Wattled Cassowary
  • Snowy-Headed Robin Chat
  • Blue Crane
  • Red-Crowned Crane
  • White-Naped Crane
  • West African Crowned Crane
  • Sunbittern
  • Spotted Dikkop
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Black-Naped Fruit Dove
  • Jambu Fruit Dove
  • White-Throated Ground Dove
  • American Flamingo
  • Green Woodhoopoe
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • African Pygmy Goose
  • Red-Billed Hornbill
  • Southern Ground Hornbill
  • Speckled Mousebird
  • Plush-Crested Jay
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • White-Crested Laughing Thrush
  • Red-Billed Leiothrix
  • Blue-Crowned Motmot
  • Spectacled Owl
  • Pheasant Pigeon
  • Nicobar Pigeon
  • Victoria Crowned Pigeon
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Blue-Bellied Roller
  • Crested Screamer
  • Secretary Bird
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Emerald Starling
  • Violet-Backed Starling
  • White Stork
  • Marbled Teal
  • Elegant Crested Tinamou
  • Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
  • Lady Ross’s Turaco
  • Beautiful Fruit Dove
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • White-headed Buffalo Weaver
  • Crested Wood Partridge

Reptiles Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

  • Eastern Indigo Snake
  • Pancake Tortoise
  • Egyptian Tortoise
  • Radiated Tortoise
  • Chinese Three-Striped Box Turtle
  • Coahuilan Box Turtle
  • Prehensile Tailed Skink
  • Caiman Lizard
  • Mexican Beaded Lizard
  • San Esteban Island Chuckwalla
  • Komodo Dragon

Mammals Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

  • Black Footed Cat
  • Bobcat
  • African Lion
  • Pallas’s Cat
  • Serval
  • Crowned Lemur
  • Jaguar
  • Lar Gibbon
  • Black Howler
  • Squirrel Monkey
  • DeBrazza’s Monkey
  • Sumatran Orangutan
  • Black-handed Spider Monkey
  • Cotton-top Tamarin
  • Ringtail Lemur
  • Prevost’s SquirreL
  • African Elephant
  • Reticulated Giraffe
  • Fennec Fox
  • California Sea Lion
  • Red Panda
  • Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
  • Plains Zebra
  • North American River Otter
  • Giant River Otter
  • Red-flanked Duiker
  • African Crested Porcupine
  • White-nosed Coati

Amphibians Included in AZA-Managed Programs:

  • Dusky Gopher Frog