Animal Management and Care

The Jaguar SSP© is committed to education, field conservation and excellent care of zoo animals. To help ensure their health, safety and well-being a document entitled Guidelines for Captive Management has been produced by the Species Survival Plan. It provides recommendations for facility design and construction as well as environmental enrichment, nutrition, reproduction and veterinary care. Always considered a work in progress, this document will undergo revision by the membership and management group of the SSP as new information becomes availalble. Click on its title above to open the PDF file.
Thank you to the authors who contributed the chapters, to the SSP members and advisors who reviewed and edited it; and special thanks to Elmwood Park Zoo, Little Rock Zoo and Fort Worth Zoo for providing financial support to produce this manual.