Wildlife Partners, LLC  

San Antonio,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 2927

Wildlife Partners is an innovative wildlife conservation company. Our model marries the desire to do good for the world with economic incentives. It has been proven that wildlife conservation does not have to be centered around an altruistic approach funded by donations. When it is accentuated by for profit motives, outsiders that would otherwise not participate, join the fight to save species from extinction. The benefits are gratification from doing a great thing for our planet, active participation in wildlife breeding/ranching, cash flow distributions and 100% tax deductions.

We currently serve more than 300 private landowners in Texas and more than 40 conservation minded investors throughout the United States. Through our approach, landowners in Texas and beyond have learned how to convert their private ranches into cash flow producing wildlife sanctuaries. Additionally, we have a vehicle that provides non-landowners the ability to own wildlife, participate as a breeder, get hands on experience, generate revenue and convert tax dollars into usable assets. We have produced results and our partners love what we do!

We are incredibly proud to present to you our amazing story and hope that you’ll find this program to be as exciting as the numerous SCI members who have already joined us.


WildLife Partners Nightline
Saving species from extinction through profit


  • Addax
    The addax (Addax nasomaculatus), also known as the white antelope and the screwhorn antelope, is an antelope of the genus Addax, that lives in the Sahara desert.

  • The addax is a critically endangered species of antelope, as classified by the IUCN. Although extremely rare in its native habitat due to unregulated hunting, it is quite common in captivity. The addax was once abundant in North Africa, native to Chad, Mauritania and Niger. It is extinct in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Western Sahara. It has been reintroduced in Morocco and Tunisia.

    In the first half of the 20th century, addax disappeared from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. It has been during the last fifty years that addax have declined in the southern region of their range. Dolan reviewed the status of addax in the wild in 1966 and estimated no more than 5,000 animals remained, and by 1980-81 Newby reported there were probably fewer than 4,000 individuals residing in Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad. Addax are now one of the rarest and most endangered species on earth, with approximately 200 animals remaining in the remote area of Termit-Tin Toumma in eastern Niger.

    Addax were originally imported into the United States in approximately 1903. There were 15 original founders. Today there are 231 addax in AZA institutions and through 2015 there have been 6170 Addax born in AZA zoos. All originate from this group of 15. Based upon zoo records, Addax arrived in Texas between 1967 and 1987. It is estimated that there are more than 5000 addax in Texas as of 2019.

  • Arabian Oryx
    The Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s, but was saved in zoos
    and private preserves. They were reintroduced into the wild starting in 1980....

  • In 1986, the Arabian oryx was classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List, and in 2011, it was the first animal to revert to vueranle status after previously being listed as extinct in the wild.  It islisted in CITESAppendix I. In 2011, populations were estimated at over 1,000 individuals in the wild, and 6,000–7,000 individuals in captivity worldwide.

    Historically, the Arabian oryx probably ranged throughout most of the Middle East.  In the early 1800s, they could still be found in the Sinai, Palestine, the Transjordan, much of Iraq, and most of the Arabian Peninsula. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, their range was pushed back towards Saudi Arabia, and by 1914, only a few survived outside that country. A few were reported in Jordan into the 1930s, but by the mid-1930s, the only remaining populations were in the Nafud Desert in northwestern Saudi Arabia and the Rub’ al Khali in the south.

    It is unclear when Arabian Oryx were first brought to North America. It was either 1905 in the Bronx Zoo or 1963. Records indicate that the founding group is 14 individuals. Arabian Oryx most likely arrived in Texas sometime between 1980 and 1990 but these dates cannot be verified. The current SSP population of Arabian Oryx is 140 animals (45 males, 95 females) at seven AZA institutions and three non-AZA institution. There are roughly 2000 Arabian Oryx in Texas.

  • Axis Deer
    In 1932, axis deer were introduced to Texas. In 1988, self-sustaining herds were
    found in 27 counties, located in Central and South Texas. This is
    one of the most popular exotic species in Texas.

  • The chital or cheetal (Axis axis), also known as spotted deer or axis deer, is a species of deer that is native in the Indian subcontinent.e A moderate-sized deer, male chital reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder.  While males weigh 30–75 kg (66–165 lb), the lighter females weigh 25–45 kg
    (55–99 lb). The species is sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females, and antlers are present only on males. The upper parts are golden to rufous, completely covered in white spots. The abdomen, rump, throat, insides of legs, ears, and tail are all white. The antlers, three-pronged, are nearly 1 m (3.3 ft) long.

    In the 1860s, axis deer were introduced to the island of Molokai, Hawaii, as a gift from Hong Kong to King Kamehameha V. The deer were introduced to Lanai, another of the Hawaiian Islands, soon afterward and are now plentiful on both islands. The deer were introduced to Maui island in the 1950s to increase hunting opportunities.  Because the deer have no natural predators on the Hawaiian islands, their population is growing 20 to 30% each year, causing serious damage toagriculture and natural areas.

    In 1932, axis deer were introduced to Texas. In 1988, self-sustaining herds were found in 27 counties, located in Central and South Texas. The deer are most populous on the Edwards Plateau, where the land is similar to that of India. This is one of the most popular exotic species in Texas. Their numbers are in the hundreds of thousands if not millions.

  • Black Wildebeest
    In 1916 Common Wildebeest were brought to the Washington Zoo from Africa, the first birth was recorded in 1930. There are fewer than 1000 black wildebeest in Texas....

  • The black wildebeest is one of the two closely related wildebeest species. It’s close relative is the blue wildebeest. The black wildebeest is characterized by its white, long, horse-like tail. It also has a dark brown to black coat and long, darkcolored hair between its forelegs and under its belly.  The black wildebeest is an herbivore, and almost the whole diet consists of grasses.
    The natural populations of black wildebeest, endemic to the southern part of Africa, were almost completely exterminated in the 19th century, due to their reputation as pests and the value of their hides and meat. However, the species has been reintroduced widely from captive specimens, both in private areas and nature reserves throughout most of Lesotho, Swaziland, and South Africa. It has also been introduced outside its natural range in Namibia and Kenya. Few records related to the founding population or historical population in the United States can be located.
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