Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs monitor zoo-based breeding of endangered species to ensure maximum growth and diversity of captive stocks. There are currently more than 500 SSP Programs within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Listed below are the species represented at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium that have been assigned SSPs.


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    For more information about the AZA and SSPs, visit the AZA web site.