Lee Richardson Zoo
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Species Survival Plan (SSP)


Preservation of species is a primary goal of all zoos. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan was put together a plan help preserve threatened and endangered species in zoos. Cooperative breeding among facilities helps spread the genes and lessens or prevents inbreeding with small populations of animals.


The Lee Richardson Zoo is proud to be participating in SSP's for a number of species, including:


Red Ruffed Lemur

Pygmy Slow Loris

Spider Monkey

Goeldi's Monekey


Maned Wolf

Swift Fox

Sloth Bear



Bali Mynah

Red Panda

Black Footed Ferret

African Lion


Amur Leopard

Snow Leopard

African Elephant

Baird's Tapir

Black Rhinoceros

White Bellied (Abdim's) Stork