Saving Wildlife

For Animals. Forever.

Conservation is a driving force behind the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Every member of the AZA must participate in conservation efforts worldwide while achieving high standards of excellence in animal care at home. The Caldwell Zoo has been an accredited member of the AZA for over 35 years. Assisting wildlife is a cornerstone of our mission.

Many of the animals that live on our campus are increasingly at risk in the wild. That’s why we dedicate considerable resources and partner with other top facilities to help threatened and endangered animals. We play a leading role in conservation efforts both close to home and far beyond our campus.

There’s power in connecting people with animals. By visiting the zoo, we hope every guest gains a deeper appreciation for the world’s animals and their status in the wild. We believe that by working together, we can have the greatest impact on protecting and saving wildlife.

Horned Lizard

Helping Threatened Species

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Caldwell Zoo is dedicated to helping animals that face serious challenges in the wild. That’s why we offer a safe haven for many threatened or endangered species.

Learn more »

Caldwell Conservation Programs

While the Texas horned lizard and the Attwater’s prairie chicken might seem to have little in common, both are part of a conservation success story right here at the Caldwell Zoo. We collaborate on breeding programs with other organizations to help increase the populations of threatened species, including those from Texas.

Learn more »

Native Animals in Need

Not all the animals at the Caldwell Zoo come from faraway places. We believe in helping animals in need, no matter where they’re found. Some members of our animal family were saved right from our own East Texas backyard.

Learn more »


Species Survival Plan
Saving Animals From Extinction
AZA Logo
Tyler Logo