Endangered

A species achieves Endangered status when there is a high risk of extinction in the wild. Hemker Park & Zoo holds the following Endangered species.

Alpine Ibex

The Alpine ibex was, at one point, restricted only to the Gran Paradiso National Park in northern Italy, and in the Maurienne Valley in the French Alps but in recent years it was both reintroduced to and recolonised most of the European Alps, and is also found in most of all the French alpine ranges, southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

African Black Footed Penguin

The African Black-footed Penguin is a species of penguin confined to southern African waters. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat.

Nene Geese

This regal goose is Hawai‘i’s state bird. The nēnē measures between 24 to 27 inches in length, has a black head and bill, buff cheeks, a buff neck with dark furrows, and partially webbed black feet. The reduction of webbing between their toes and upright posture enables them to walk more easily on the rugged lava flows. Its vocalizations are similar to those of the Canada goose but also gives a low murmuring "nay" or "nay-nay" call.

Western Caucasian Tur

Western Caucasian tur is a goat antelope that can be found in the western portion of the Caucasus Mountains, primarily in Russia and Georgia. This large, horned animal has features that are similar to goats, sheep, and antelope