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Denver Zoo Conservation

CHANGING THE FUTURE FOR COMMUNITIES, ANIMALS AND THE PLANET.

Denver Zoo works tirelessly here and around the world to improve our planet for wild animals, wild places and future generations. We commit our time, training, manpower and well over $2 million annually to operate conservation programs at the Zoo, in our community, region and on four continents around the world. A recognized wildlife conservation leader since 1998, our impact is measured in restoring fragile wild lands, saving precious natural resources, decreasing waste, increasing threatened animal populations, reducing human-animal conflicts in fragile areas, and igniting a passion for a healthy planet within our guests, donors, partners, employees, and community.

CONSERVATION AT THE ZOO

CONSERVATION IN THE FIELD

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EDUCATION

CONNECT, INSPIRE, EMPOWER

Denver Zoo’s professional educators and dedicated volunteers provide rich experiences and animal programs that create defining moments. Every year, Denver Zoo inspires more than two million people to respect, value and care for the natural world through animal shows, classes, camps, volunteer stations, guided tours, themed exhibits and up-close animal encounters.

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Sustainability - "The Greenest Zoo"

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Our planet faces great challenges, many of which threaten the earth’s health and biodiversity. At Denver Zoo we strive to discover innovative solutions to secure a better future for the planet. We inspire zoo visitors and communities to meaningfully reduce their impact by providing a model for sustainable practices.

At Denver Zoo our goal is to operate in the most environmentally, socially and economically friendly manner possible. Through the prevention of pollution, continuous improvement of our operations to ensure sustainability and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations, Denver Zoo is taking positive action to secure a healthy planet for both animals and humans. 

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TAKE ACTION

YOU CAN HELP SECURE A BETTER WORLD FOR ANIMALS!

The path to fulfilling Denver Zoo’s mission lies in successfully engaging guests, inspiring their connections with animals, and motivating them to take conservation actions. Ultimately, these are the goals of every zoo education program or experience at the zoo and in the community.

Every guest at Denver Zoo helps animals just by visiting the park. Through engaging experiences and conversations, staff and volunteers share a spectrum of actions visitors can undertake to support the care for zoo animals and help protect wildlife locally and around the world.

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Adopt an Animal

TAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL FROM DENVER ZOO HOME WITH YOU!

Taking care of more than 4,300 animals is a big job and we could use your support! With your symbolic adoption of an animal from Denver Zoo, you not only get to bring home a special part of your visit but are also contributing to the world-class care that we provide to our animals every single day. Your purchase also supports our conservation efforts in locations both close to home and around the world.

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