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Conservation is one of the cornerstones of the San Antonio Zoo’s mission. The Zoo’s commitment to conservation is clearly demonstrated through the number of conservation programs in which staff is intricately involved.

Each year, the San Antonio Zoo participates in and gives financial support to a variety of conservation efforts around the world. The zoo has the ability to work towards this goal through a combination of different methods. Among them are:

  • Financial support of in-situ and ex-situ conservation projects
  • Field study conducted by zoo staff
  • Scientific study utilizing living and deceased animals or their parts
  • Active participation in AZA Conservation and Science Programs
  • Conservation education programming on and off zoo grounds
  • Green Team initiatives

The Zoo is involved in many conservation projects:

  • Whooping Crane Recovery Program
  • Attwater's Prairie Chicken Recovery Program
  • Endangered Texas Salamanders
  • California Condor Project
  • Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon-Facultad
    de Ciencias Biologicas
  • AZA Butterfly Conservation Initiative (BFCI)
  • Epulu Project
  • Conservitive Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG)
  • Bushmeat Crisis Task Force (BCTF)
  • Marwell Zimbabwe Trust (MZT)
  • Grevy's Zebra Census Project
  • Tree Kangaroo Conservation Project (TKCP)
  • Madagascar Fauna Group MFG)
  • International Snow Leopard Trust (ISLT)
  • The Peregrine Fund
  • Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG)

We are proud of the conservation successes at the San Antonio Zoo and around the world. We would like to thank our members and donors for making this possible.

Read more about our Conservation Projects here.