Texas Zoo Seeks Permission to Breed and Trade Protected Species

Caldwell Zoo, an AZA-accredited zoo in Tyler, Texas, has applied to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Captive Bred Wildlife (CBW) registration for a number of protected species, including: cheetah, military macaw, black rhinoceros, Grevy’s zebra, Northern bald ibis, Red-ruffed lemur, Ring-tailed lemur, African lion, tiger, cotton-top tamarin, and African penguin. CBW registration would allow the zoo to breed and trade in the specified protected species for a period of five years. FWS is accepting comments through November 18, 2021.