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.

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Our SSP animals are listed below.

Orinoco crocodile

Orinoco crocodile
Crocodylus intermedius

Siamese Crocodile

Siamese crocodile
Crocodylus siamensis

Indian Gharial

Indian gharial
Gavialis gangeticus

Phillipine Crocodile

Philippine crocodile
Crocodylus mindorensis

Cuban Crocodile

Cuban crocodile
Crocodylus rhombifer

Chinese alligator

Chinese alligator
Alligator sinensis

Malaysian giant pond turtle

Malaysian giant pond turtle
Orlitia borneensis

Galapagos Tortoise

Galapagos tortoise
Chelenoidis nigra
Chelenoidis microphyes

Eastern Indigo snake / Drymarchon couperi

Eastern Indigo snake
Drymarchon couperi

Malayan Gharial

Malayan gharial
Tomistoma schlegelii

King cobra

King cobra
Ophiophagus hannah

Red-Ruffed Lemur

Red-ruffed lemur
Varecia rubra

Cotton-Top Tamarin

Cotton-top tamarin
Saguinus oedipus

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed lemur
Lemur catta

Goeldi’s monkey

Golden Lion Tamarin
Leontopithecus rosalia

Prevost's Squirrel

Prevost’s squirrel
Callosciurus prevosti

Geoffroy's Marmoset

Geoffroy’s marmoset
Callithrix geoffroyi

Hoffman’s two-toed sloth

Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth
Choloepus hoffmanni

Bali myna

Bali myna
Leucopsar rothschildi

Blue-billed currasow

Blue-billed curassow
Crax alberti

Vietnam pheasant

Vietnam pheasant
Lophura edwardsi

Hooded Vulture

Hooded vulture
Necrosyrtes monachus

Blue-Throated Macaw

Blue-throated macaw
Ara glaucogularis

Cape griffon vulture

Cape griffon vulture
Gyps coprotheres

Golden conure

Golden conure
Guaruba guarouba

Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth macaw
Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Victoria crowned pigeon

Victoria crowned pigeon
Goura victoria

Curl Crested Aracari

Curl-crested aracari
Pteroglossus beauharnaesii

Toco Tucan

Toco toucan
Ramphastos toco