About The PAX TAG

Established in 2005, the Pangolin, Aardvark and Xenarthra Taxon Advisory Group (PAX TAG) supports the conservation of pangolins, aardvarks, and xenarthrans around the world through captive management, conservation education, and engagement in in situ management and conservation programs. Advocacy for these species—both in captivity and the wild– is also part of the PAX TAG’s mission.

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Lindsay Sears, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo


Harrison Edell, Dallas Zoo


Jonathan Reding, San Antonio Zoo


Michele Green, Santa Barbara Zoo
Allison Jungheim, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Peter Riger, Houston Zoo
Steven Sarro, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Robert Yordi, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Yellow SSPs:
Giant Anteater SSP Coordinator: Stacy Belhumeur (Reid Park Zoo)
Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth SSP Coordinator: Lynn Yakubinis (Zoo Atlanta)
Linne’s Two-toed Sloth SSP Coordinator: Lynn Yakubinis (Zoo Atlanta)
Southern Tamandua SSP Coordinator: Harrison Edell (Dallas Zoo)
Three-banded Armadillo SSP Coordinator: Dave Bernier (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Red SSPs:
Aardvark SSP Coordinator: Joan Daniels (Brookfield Zoo)
Six-banded Armadillo SSP Coordinator: Ben Peterson (St. Louis Zoo)
Screaming Armadillo Studbook: Lindsay Sears (Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo)

The PAX TAG also benefits from the talents and dedication of a great many skilled advisors in the fields of education, veterinary medicine, endocrinology, nutrition, husbandry, education and field conservation.