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Species Survival Plan (SSP): The basis of this program is to maintain genetically diverse, long-term, self-sustaining captive populations as a safeguard against extinction. In addition it helps to provide information that may be essential to conservation in the wild. SSP programs require more intensive management accompanied by conservation action. A variety of criteria are considered when identifying a species for an SSP. Sedgwick County Zoo uses the following icon to indicate that the species has a Species Survival Plan.

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(Beginning March 1)
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