A Conservation Status is a designation applied to each species determined by the number of living members. It is a feature introduced in Zoo Tycoon 2. There are five groups.
Low Risk is a green circle with a paw print. There are an abundance of species of these animals. They are of least concern.
Vulnerable is a yellow triangle with a paw print. These species experienced a slight decline in numbers. They are of more concern than low risk species but have not experienced intense population declines.
Endangered is an orange diamond with a paw print. These animals have a risk of becoming extinct unless there is human intervention.
Critically Endangered is a red pentagon with a paw print. These animals have a severe risk of becoming extinct and human intervention is necessary for the species to exist.
Extinct is a white "X" with a paw print. An extinct species has no extant members in it.