The White-cheeked gibbon SSP







I am the studbook keeper for the North American population of white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys). This means that I work with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Ape Taxon Advisory Group (AZA), the gibbon Species Survival Plan (SSP) coordinator to manage the captive population. I work with all zoos that currently have or wish to acquire this species, monitor the demographics and genetics of the captive population, and recommend transfers between zoos and breeding decisions. Students work with me to help manage the data, to communicate with gibbon-holding institutions, and to keep the studbook up to date. Every other year, the white-cheeked gibbon SSP meets to make recommendations for the coming two years. Students are able to attend and assist with this process.







Contact Info: Susan Margulis, PhD, Canisius College , 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208