Endangered Species

Many species have already vanished and will never be seen again. More are threatened by man's activities, needless slaughter and destruction of natural habitats. Zoos are dedicated to the preservation of all endangered species.

This symbol on an exhibit sign in the zoo indicates the species is threatened or endangered.

Primary Reasons Wildlife Becomes Threatened, Endangered, or Extinct:

  • Loss of habitat. (deforestation)
  • Overexploitation. (when animals are over-killed or over-used)
  • Introduction of exotic species. (both animals and plants)
  • Pollution and poisons. (plastic bags, bottles, pesticides, etc.)
  • Diseases affecting wild populations.
  • Limited distribution. (populations confined to a few small areas with specific requirements)

Some of the Threatened or Endangered Species at the Alexandria Zoo include:

Critically Endangered
  • Chinese Alligator
  • Red Wolf
  • Cotton-Headed Tamarin


  • Malayan Tiger
  • Louisiana Pine Snake
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Spider Monkey
  • Lowland Anoa
  • Green-cheeked Amazon
  • Yellow-headed Amazon
  • Sun Conure
  • Siamang
  • White Tiger

  • Black Crowned Crane
  • African Dwarf Crocodile
  • African Lion
  • Aldabra Tortoise
  • African Spurred Tortoise
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Burmese Python
  • Double-wattled Cassowary
  • Moluccan Cockatoo
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle
  • Box Turtle
  • Giant Anteater
  • Andean (Spectacled) Bear
  • American Crocodile
  • Brazilian Tapir
  • Military Macaw
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle
  • Yellow-footed Tortoise
  • Palawan Peacock Pheasant
  • Giant Asian Pond Turtle
  • Golden-capped Conure