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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

  • Panamanian Golden Frog
  • Puerto Rican Crested Toad
 
 

Endangered

  • Black-Footed Ferret
  • Chinchilla
  • Chacoan Peccary
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Uromastyx
  • Woma
  • Wood Turtle
 

Vulnerable

  • African Grey Parrot
  • Bald Eagle
  • Blue Poison Dart Frog
  • Box Turtle
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Moluccan Cockatoo
  • Red-Footed Tortoise
 

Nearly Threatened

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

Least Concern

  • African Pygmy Hedgehog
  • American Alligator
  • Argentine Tegu
  • Arizona Kingsnake
  • Armadillo
  • Barn Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Big Horn Sheep
  • Black Rat Snake
  • Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
  • Black Vulture
  • Blue & Gold Macaw
  • Bobcat
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Capybara
  • Coati
  • Cougar
  • Eastern Screech Owl
  • Elk
  • Fat-Tailed Gecko
  • 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
  • Muscovy Duck
  • Mute Swan
  • North American River Otter
  • Northern Pine Snake
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
  • Red Fox
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Snowy Owl
  • Squirrel Monkey
  • Stinkpot Turtle
  • Striped Skunk
  • Surinam Toad
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Virginia Opossum
  • Western Hognose Snake
  • White-Faced Saki Monkey
  • Woodchuck
  • Yellow-Crowned Amazon Parrot
  • Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot
 

Domesticated

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

Unlisted by the IUCN

  • Ball Python
  • Blue-Tongued Skink
  • Chuckwalla
  • Emperor Scorpion
  • Milk Snake
  • Prehensile-Tailed Skink
  • Rose Hair Tarantula
 
 
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