Meet the SAFE Species

SAFE Species

African Penguin
Patty McGill, PhD, Dallas Zoo

African Vultures
Corinne Kendall, PhD, North Carolina Zoo
Approved: August 1, 2017
Program Plan Approved: March 22, 2018
African Vultures SAFE Program Action Plan 2018-2020

American Red Wolf
Chris Lasher, North Carolina Zoo
Approved: April 25, 2018
Program Plan Due: October 25, 2018

Asian Elephant

Atlantic Acropora Corals
Bart Shepherd, Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences
Mike Brittsan, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Approved: March 23, 2018
Program Plan Due: September 23, 2018

Black-footed Ferret
Guy Graves, Louisville Zoological Garden
Approved: August 1, 2017
Program Plan Due: March 19, 2018

Black Rhinoceros


Liza Dadone, VMD, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Andi Kornak, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Approved: February 10, 2017
Program Plan Approved: September 12, 2017
Giraffe SAFE Program Action Plan 2017-2020

Kristen Lukas, PhD, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Radiated Tortoise
Christina Castellano, PhD, Utah's Hogle Zoo
Michael Ogle, Zoo Knoxville
Approved: August 1, 2017
Program Plan Due: March 15, 2018 (under review!)

Sea Turtles

Sharks and Rays

Western Pond Turtle

Whooping Crane

James A. Danoff-Burg, PhD, The Living Desert

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