Apes—bonobos, chimpanzees, gibbons/siamangs, gorillas, and orangutans—are found in over 120 AZA institutions throughout North America and Mexico. The Ape Taxon Advisory Group®  (Ape TAG) looks to the special needs and conservation issues involving these five ape taxa. Specifically, the Ape TAG works in conjunction with the individual Ape Species Survival Plans to ensure that captive populations of apes will be properly managed to secure their long-term future and physical and psychological health. Additionally, the Ape TAG sets priorities for how captive apes will educate zoos visitors and contribute to the conservation of their wild counterparts.

About the TAG

Read more about the role of the Ape TAG within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

About Apes

Learn more about apes represented by the TAG.

How to Help

Find out how you can help contribute to the conservation of apes.