Species Survival Plans

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo participates in eight Species Survival Plans© (SSP), an AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) cooperative breeding and conservation program. Working with other AZA organizations, we ensure healthy populations exist for:

African Penguins (endangered)

Cotton-Top Tamarins (critically endangered)

Eastern Grey Kangaroos (least concern)

Mexican Grey Wolves (critically endangered)

North American River Otters (least concern)

White-Throated Capuchins (under evaluation) 

Spotted Turtle (Endangered)

Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula (Near Threatened)