Malayan tiger

Endangered Species

Because of their commitment to endangered species, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums are the last refuge many animals have against extinction.

Collectively, zoos and aquariums are the largest conservation education organization in the world.

Some of the vulnerable or endangered species at Alexandria Zoo
  • Chinese Alligator
  • Cotton-Headed Tamarin
  • Malayan Tiger
  • Red Wolf

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

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

  • Andean Condor
  • Chilean Flamingo
  • Diamondback Terrapin
  • Jaguar
  • Maned Wolf
  • Patagonian Cavy

Extinct (EX)
Species facing high risk of extinction in the wild.

Extinct in the Wild (EW)
The species no longer exists in its natural habitat.

Critically Endangered (CR)
Species facing extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Endangered (EN)
Species facing very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Vulnerable (VU)
Species facing high risk of extinction in the wild.

Near Threatened (NT)
Species that are likely to become threatened in the near future.

Least Concern (LC)
These species are not in great risk of becoming threatened, but it does not mean it is not of conservation concern.

Data Deficent (DD)
Some species are difficult to study in the wild, making it difficult to assess their status.

Not Evaluated (NE)
The species has not been evaluated by the IUCN.

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Alexandria Zoo and other AZA zoos and aquariums across North America work together to manage specific threatened or endangered species.

Each Species Survival Plan (SSP) manages a species in order to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining population. SSPs also participate in conservation activities such as research, public education, reintroduction and field projects.

  • Alligator, Chinese
  • Anoa, Lowland
  • Anteater, Giant
  • Bear, Andean
  • Bobcat
  • Capybara
  • Cassowary, Double-wattled
  • Colobus, Angolan
  • Condor, Andean
  • Crane, Black Crowned
  • Crane, Demoiselle
  • Flamingo, Greater
  • Fox, Fennec
  • Hog, Red River
  • Ibis, Scarlet
  • Jaguar
  • Kangaroo, Red
  • Kinkajou
  • Kookaburra, Laughing
  • Leopard, Clouded
  • Lion
  • Macaw, Hyacinth
  • Monkey, Central American Spider
  • Monkey, Common Squirrel
  • Monkey, Southern Black Howler
  • Ocelot
  • Otter, North American River
  • Pheasant, Palawan Peacock
  • Puma
  • Screamer, Crested
  • Serval
  • Siamang
  • Sloth, Linne's Two-Toed
  • Snake, Louisiana Pine
  • Spoonbill, Roseate
  • Tamarin, Cotton-Top
  • Tamarin, Golden Lion
  • Tiger, Generic
  • Tiger, Malayan
  • Tortoise, Galapagos
  • Vulture, King
  • Wolf, Maned
  • Wolf, Red

Together we can save endangered species.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums's SAFE initiative is a new commitment by the Association's accredited zoos and aquariums to harness our collective resources, focus on specific endangered species, and save them from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild.

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