11-Apr-2015Event: Zoo Weekend Date and Time: Saturday, April 11 - Sunday, April 12, 9am - 6p.. Read More...
Earth Day Safari
|Some animals in the wild have unusually high predation situations where their numbers could fall quickly and drastically. These animals are given federal protection from the U.S. government in the form of an “endangered” classification. These animals usually are in danger of losing their habitat in which they live for development purposes or have extremely low reproductive potential and can be potentially overharvested. The federal protection status prohibits import, export, collection, sale, harvest and possession unless a permit is issued from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Endangered Species at the Montgomery Zoo
The USFWS also has a protection status for animals that may need to be upgraded to endangered in the near future. These animals also have restrictions placed on their harvesting, possession and transport, although to a lesser degree than the endangered classification.