Species Survival Plan
Many wild animal species are quickly becoming extinct.
We must act now.
Zoos share a responsibility in this issue. The Edmonton Valley Zoo takes an active role in the global issue of species conservation by participating in the Species Survival Plan.
What is the Species Survival Plan?
The Species Survival Plan (SSP), organized by zoos in 1981, consists of co-operative, coordinated breeding programs for captive endangered species throughout the world. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) administers the plan.
Species Survival Plans are not a substitute for preserving animals in nature but are a strategy for creating healthy, self-sustaining, captive populations that can be reintroduced into restored or secured habitats. The ultimate goal of the plan is to release healthy animals into the wild.
How is the Edmonton Valley Zoo Involved?
In 1992, the Edmonton Valley Zoo joined the international Species Survival Plan.
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is involved in these programs:
- Grevy's Zebra
- Snow Leopards
- Siberian Tigers
- Red Pandas
- Laughing Kookaburra
- Callimico or Goeldi's Monkeys (Canadian SSP)
For more information:
Edmonton Valley Zoo
13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
|Telephone||In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311