Conservation Corner

Every zoo's mission depends on being a leader in conservation for their community and Caldwell Zoo continues to strive to that objective. We have long established partnerships with prominent conservation organizations and look to the future with bright hopes to empower future generations with a call to conservation action.

For over 29 years Caldwell Zoo has been proud to be an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA sets a high bar for how animals are cared for, trained, enriched, and fed. Education programs and conservation involvement also play a big role when being considered for accreditation. The Caldwell Zoo takes every effort to uphold these standards to continue to ensure that the animals in our care have the highest quality of life.
Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) works to protect threatened animals by combining efforts of numerous AZA institutions. The research efforts of SAFE programs around the world benefit zoos and aquariums by providing best practice suggestions.
Species Survival Plans (SSP) are in place to ensure viable genetic diversity in animals in AZA institutions. These plans are important for the health of animals in zoos and for population management.

The Caldwell Zoo is also happy to be a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. WAZA is an organization that brings together zoos and aquariums that are all working towards one goal; saving the animals that share our world.

The Caldwell Zoo is proud to be an active participant in conservation efforts.

The Attwater's Prairie Chicken is one of the most endangered birds in North America. Caldwell Zoo is part of a captive breeding program which helps to breed, raise, and release these birds in hopes of growing their numbers in the wild.

We are always excited to celebrate animal awareness days here at the Caldwell Zoo! World Giraffe Day and African Penguin Awareness Days were our most recent successes and we hope to continue to celebrate those and others in the future. Thank you everyone who came out to support these animals and those who come to support our zoo every day of the year.
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