Caprid Project


The Source Population Alliance (SPA) is working to identify program participants that would be interested in working with pure caprids. The zoo managed populations of caprids have been in decline due to a lack of interest, and these species' unique husbandry requirements. SPA is also working to facilitate hybridization testing for SPA participants to gauge the purity of their existing Nubian Ibex herds.

Nubian Ibex

Capra nubiana


Conservation Status: Vulnerable, decreasing


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Trans Caspian Urial

Ovis orientalis


Conservation Status: Vulnerable, decreasing


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