Species of Conservation Concern

How do you help animals in danger? An important first step is to identify species at risk. Toward this end, Zoo staff have assembled a list of "Species of Conservation Concern" - a list of animals in the Philadelphia Zoo's collection whose survival is of concern to conservationists at the state, national or international levels.

How do we decide which species and subspecies to place on this Zoo list?

They must be included on one or more of the following: