Ever wonder what the symbol below meant? Or what SSP stood for? This sign gives a little helpful explanation!
So whenever you see this symbol on your next walk through any accredited zoo in the States or in Canada, you know that that species has a plan set out to ensure it’s survival. These animals are carefully monitored and bred to maintain genetic diversity – each individual is kept track of. So next time someone criticizes the breeding of animals in certified zoos you can let them know that it may be the thing that will allow later generations to know what a cheetah or hippopotamus are.