EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)

Lion-tailed macaque

(Macaca silenus)

 Alexander Sliwa
Institution:   Zoologischer Garten Köln

EAZA Member Area


Koln zoo

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List EN


Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Insurance
Maintaining a demographically and genetically stable as well as a behaviourally competent assurance EEP population that is also used to support different regions in (re-)building their populations.

Functioning as a charismatic ambassador for Indian wildlife and particularly for the Western Ghats ecoregion.
Indirect Conservation icon  Fundraising
Collecting funding for in situ conservation projects.

 Conservation research
Encouraging research that can aid the species’ conservation in the wild.

Programme numbers

In November 2022, the Lion-tailed macaque EEP had 327 animals in 48 institutions.

Programme highlights

  • EAZA published the 2021 Annual TAG report. On pages 36-38 you can find the activities of the Afro-Eurasian Monkey TAG. 
  • Zooquaria issue 109 (Autumn 2020, page 16–17) features an interview with Tjerk ter Meulen (Afro–Eurasian Monkey TAG Chair) about the TAG's plans for the species under their remit.