Coordinator:Tara Harris, Minnesota Zoo
Vice Coordinator (program contact): Don Goff, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
The Generic Tiger SSP is a Yellow SSP program. This designation indicates that the Generic Tiger SSP population consists of more than 50 individuals. The Generic Tiger SSP differs from the Amur, Malayan, and Sumatran SSPs, in that its goal is to reduce the population of generic tigers in AZA-accredited zoos. This will eventually free space for studbook-registered tigers. A breeding moratorium for generic tigers is now in place.
Program statistics, 2012
Number of participating institutions: 31
Population size: 99 (of these, 77 are occupying “spaces”)
Target population size: 0
Generic tigers are tigers that have mixed subspecies ancestry, or tigers for which we cannot trace the pedigree to their wild ancestors. All white tigers are considered generic tigers.