International Society For Endangered Cats

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Felid SSP species lists

by W. Angermeyer

fishing catWe received a request generated by my last post asking which cats were listed in each of the color coded Felid Species Survival Plans (SSPs) from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Here are the species listed by program, as published in the February issue of the Felid Tag Newsletter:

Yellow:  population is OK now but is not sustainable over the long term

Caracal, Serval, Amur Leopard, Canada Lynx, Cheetah, Snow Leopard, Ocelot, Puma, Clouded Leopard, Bobcat, Jaguar, Black-footed Cat

Green: population in captivity sustainable with a high percentage of genetic diversity for at least the next 100 years.

Lion,Tiger

Red: population in captivity nowhere near sustainable (less than 50 individuals with poor genetic diversity)

Fishing Cat, Sand Cat, Pallas’ Cat

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One response to “Felid SSP species lists

  1. Lauri March 15, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Very interesting, thank you!

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