Coordinator: Tara Harris, Minnesota Zoo
The Amur Tiger SSP is a Green SSP program. This designation indicates that the Amur Tiger SSP population is sustainable long-term and can retain >90% gene diversity over 100 years. It also means that the program is subject to AZA’s Full Participation and Non-member Participation policies.
Program statistics, 2012
Number of participating institutions: 51
Population size: 150
Target population size: 150
Number of founders: 57
Gene diversity retained: 96.3%
Percentage of pedigree known: 100%
Amur tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) are native to the Russian Far East. Fewer than 500 wild individuals are thought to remain.