The Species Survival Plan (SSP) program began in 1981 as a cooperative population management and conservation program for selected species in zoos and aquariums in North America.
The SSP only manages captive bred populations in accredited zoos and aquariums (ex situ). Each SSP manages the breeding of a species in order to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining population that is both genetically diverse and demographically stable. Our Species Survival Plan outlines the wildlife research conducted at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park works with other zoos and organizations around the world to ensure the survival of the many species in our collection. Today, exotic species in even the most remote corners of the world suffer from habitat loss, overexploitation, and environmental pollution. This means our conservation efforts are more important than ever.
Malaysian giant pond turtle
Eastern Indigo snake
Golden Lion Tamarin
Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
Cape griffon vulture
Victoria crowned pigeon