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ENDANGERED SPECIES

There are thousands of animal species in all parts of the world that face a very high risk of extinction. Although many countries have enacted laws to protect these creatures, threatened populations often decrease in size due to any number of man-made and environmental pressures.

The Elmwood Park Zoo has a large number of animals in its collection that are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The Red List evaluates the extinction risk of thousands of animals and allocates a ranking to each one based on their level of threat. The goal of the Red List is to convey the urgency of conservation to the public and policy makers so that extinctions can hopefully be avoided.   

The following is a list of the Zoo’s animals grouped by their Red List ranking

Critically Endangered

  • Lemur Tree Frog
    • Panamanian Golden Frog
    • Puerto Rican Crested Toad
     
     

    Endangered

    • Black-Footed Ferret
    • Chinchilla
    • Chacoan Peccary
    • Golfo Dulce Poison Dart Frog
    • Golden Lion Tamarin
    • Red Panda
    • Woma
    • Wood Turtle
     

    Vulnerable

    • Blue Poison Dart Frog
    • Box Turtle
    • Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras
    • Moluccan Cockatoo
    • Red-Footed Tortoise
     

    Nearly Threatened

    • African Straw-Colored Fruit Bat
    • American Bison
    • Boa Constrictor
    • Bumblebee Poison Dart Frog
    • Chilean Flamingo
    • Jaguar
    • Diamondback Terrapin
     

    Least Concern

    • African Pygmy Hedgehog
    • American Alligator
    • Arctic Fox
    • Arizona Kingsnake
    • Bald Eagle
    • Ball Python
    • Barn Owl
    • Barred Owl
    • Bearded Dragon
    • Black Rat Snake
    • Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
    • Black Vulture
    • Blue & Gold Macaw
    • Bobcat
    • Burrowing Owl
    • Capybara
    • Chuckwalla
    • Coati
    • Cougar
    • Eastern Screech Owl
    • Elk
    • Giant Hissing Cockroach
    • Giraffe
    • Golden Eagle
    • Gray Wolf
    • Great Horned Owl
    • Green & Black Dart Frog
    • Green Iguana
    • Green Winged Macaw
    • Hourglass Frog
    • Howler Monkey
    • Mallard Duck
    • Milk Snake
    • Muscovy Duck
    • Mute Swan
    • North American Porcupine
    • North American River Otter
    • Northern Pine Snake
    • Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
    • Red-Eyed Tree Frog
    • Red Fox
    • Red-Tailed Hawk
    • Savannah Monitor
    • Snowy Owl
    • Squirrel Monkey
    • Stinkpot Turtle
    • Striped Skunk
    • Turkey Vulture
    • Virginia Opossum
    • Western Hognose Snake
    • White-Faced Saki Monkey
    • Yellow-Crowned Amazon Parrot
    • Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot
     

    Domesticated

    • Chicken
    • Domestic Ferret
    • Donkey
    • Flemish Giant Rabbit
    • Jacob Sheep
    • Koi
    • Nubian Goat
    • Pony
     

    Unlisted by the IUCN

    • Blue-Tongued Skink
    • Emperor Scorpion
    • Nigerian Dwarf Goat
    • Prehensile-Tailed Skink
    • Rose Hair Tarantula
     
     
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