Endangered Species

Are They in Danger of Extinction?

Below are lists of animal species by type at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo that are considered to have a threatened or endangered conservation status as of May 2015.

 

These lists are based upon the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which is the leading global resource of objective, scientifically-based information on the current status of threatened species. If you are using this information as a resource, please double check the information with IUCN’s web listings for the most current status updates.

 

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Amphibians

IUCN Red List of Amphibian Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
African Bullfrog / Pyxicephalus adspersus
LC
Blue poison dart frog / Dendrobates azureus
VU
Emperor newt / Tylototriton shanjing
NT
Green and black poison dart frog / Dendrobates auratus
LC
Tiger Salamander / Ambystoma tigrinum
LC
Wyoming toad / Bufo baxteri
EW
White’s Tree Frog / Litoria caerulea
LC
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Birds

IUCN Red List of Bird Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill / Bucorvus abyssinicus
LC
African grey parrot / Psittacus erithacus
EN
African penguin / Spheniscus demersus
EN
American kestrel / Falco sparverius
LC
Australian Shelduck / Tadorna tadornoides
LC
Bald eagle / Haliaeetus leucocephalus
LC
Barn owl / Tyto alba
LC
Budgerigar / Melopsittacus undulatus
LC
Cape griffon vulture / Gyps coprotheres
VU
Cattle egret / Bubulcus ibis
LC
Cockatiel / Nymphicus hollandicus
LC
East African crowned crane / Balearica regulorum
EN
Eclectus parrot / Eclectus roratus
LC
Emu / Dromaius
LC
Eurasian Griffon vulture / Gyps fulvus
LC
Helmeted Guinea fowl  / Numida meleagris
LC
Indian Peafowl / Pavo cristatus
LC
Muscovy duck / Cairina moschata
LC
Princess parrot / Polytelis alexandrae
NT
Raven / Corvus corax
LC
Sarus crane / Grus antigone
VU
Southern ground hornbill / Bucorvus leadbeateri
VU
Tawny Frogmouth / Podargus strigoides
LC
Wild turkey / Meleagris gallopavo
LC
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Fish


IUCN Red List of Fish Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
Greenback cutthroat trout / Oncorhynchus clarkii stomias
TH
Koi / Cyprinus carpio
VU

 

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Invertebrates

IUCN Red List of Invertebrate Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
There are currently no IUCN listed invertebrate species at CMZ.
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Mammals

IUCN Red List of Mammal Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
African Cape porcupine / Hystrix africaeaustralis
LC
African elephant / Loxodonta africana
VU
African lion / Panthera leo
VU
American beaver / Castor canadensis
LC
American porcupine / Erethizon dorsatum
LC
Amur leopard / Panthera pardus
VU
Amur tiger / Panthera tigris
EN
Andean spectacled bear / Tremarctos ornatus
VU
Asiatic black bear / Ursus thibetanus
VU
Black and white Colobus monkey / Colobus guereza
LC
Black and white ruffed lemur / Varecia variegata
CR
Black howler monkey / Alouatta caraya
LC
Black mangabey / Lophocebus aterrimus
NT
Black rhinoceros / Diceros bicornis
CR
Black-footed ferret / Mustela nigripes
EN
Black-tailed prairie dog / Cynomys ludovicianus
LC
Bornean orangutan / Pongo pygmaeus
EN
Canadian lynx / Lynx canadensis
LC
Geoffroy’s Marmoset / Callithrix geoffroyi
LC
Goeldi’s monkey / Callimico goeldii
VU
Golden Lion Tamarin / Leontopithecus rosalia
EN
Grant’s zebra / Equus quagga
LC
Grizzly bear/brown bear / Ursus arctos
LC
Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth / Choloepus hoffmanni
LC
Lar Gibbon / Hylobates lar
EN
Matschie’s tree kangaroo / Dendrolagus matschiei
EN
Mexican grey wolf / Canis lupus
LC
Moose / Alces alces
LC
Mountain lion / Puma concolor
LC
Mountain (Woolly) tapir / Tapirus pinchaque
EN
Naked mole-rat / Heterocephalus glaber
LC
North American porcupine / Erethizon dorsatum
LC
North American river otter / Lontra canadensis
LC
Okapi / Okapia johnstoni
EN
Pallas’ cat / Felis manul
NT
Red River hog / Potamochoerus porcus
LC
Red-necked wallaby / Macropus rufogriseus
LC
Reticulated giraffe / Giraffa camelopardalis
VU
Ring-tailed lemur / Lemur catta
EN
Rock hyrax / Procavia capensis
LC
Rocky Mountain goat / Oreamnos americanus
LC
Siamang gibbon / Symphalangus syndactylus
EN
Slender-tailed meerkat / Suricata suricatta
LC
Snow leopard / Uncia uncia
EN
Striped skunk / Mephitis mephitis
LC
Sumatran orangutan / Pongo abelii
CR
Three-banded armadillo / Tolypeutes tricinctus
NT
Western Lowland gorilla / Gorilla gorilla
CR
White-cheeked gibbon / Nomascus leucogenys
CR
Wolf’s guenon / Cercopithecus wolfi
LC
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Reptiles

IUCN Red List of Reptile Species at CMZ
IUCN Status
African pancake tortoise / Malacochersus tornieri
VU
African spurred tortoise / Geochelone sulcata
VU
American alligator / Alligator mississippiensis
LC
Bearded dragon / Pogona vitticeps
LC
Blue spiny lizard / Sceloporus serrifer
LC
Burmese python / Python molurus bivittatus
VU
Chuckwalla / Sauromalus ater
LC
Commom kingsnake / Lampropeltis getula
LC
Common slider / Trachemys scripta
LC
Cornsnake / Pantherophis guttatus
LC
Eastern box turtle / Terrapene carolina
VU
Leopard gecko / Eublepharis macularius
LC
Ornate box turtle / Terrapene ornata
NT
Oustalet’s chameleon / Furcifer oustaleti
LC
Pearl River map turtle / Graptemys pearlensis
EN
Rosy boa / Lichanura trivirgata
LC
Royal/ball python/ Python regius
LC
Standing’s day gecko / Phelsuma standingi
VU
Star tortoise / Geochelone elegans
LC
Western banded gecko / Coleonyx variegatus
LC
Western hognose snake / Heterodon nasicus
LC

The lists above are based upon the current International Union of Conservation Nations IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Please use their search site link for further details.


Additional Endangered Species Links:

Below are additional website resources for further informatoin about endangered species.

 

http://www.catalogueoflife.org/

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/map/state/CO.html

http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SpeciesProfiles.aspx

http://www.edgeofexistence.org/