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Healthy Populations - Species Survival Plans

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) maintains Species Survival Plans (SSPs) for more than 500 species with the goal of managing and conserving a typically threatened or endangered species. Learn more from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's veterinarian, Dr. Barbarits.

Being a Zoo Veterinarian - Working with Different Animals

For Dr. Barbarits of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Veterinary Services team, every day is different, and the passion to provide the highest standards of animal welfare makes for an intense, non-stop schedule.

Meet the Veterinarian - Dr. Barbarits

Hired in 2016, Dr. Barbarits is the newest member of the Veterinary Services team at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

David Steffee Address in Veterinary Medicine 2016

Saki monkey baby

Have you seen Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's newest arrival, a baby White-faced Saki monkey? The baby is an important example of how your Zoo is working to support sustainable animal populations. The baby’s parents are the most valuable genetic pairing in the Species Survival Plan, which manages populations of animals in Zoos. Stop by and visit the baby today in Primate, Cats & Aquatics building. Learn more at

Year in Review 2016

Thanks for a great year with the Cleveland Zoological Society!

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