Without action, many species in the world, including some residing here at the Zoo, face the real threat of becoming extinct, whether from global warming, oil spills, habitat destruction and competition with humans for food and shelter, to name a few.
By hosting conservation education days throughout the year that tell some of these stories, we hope to inspire our visitors to act on their behalf and spread the word to others.
Events take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and are free with Zoo admission.
July 18: Wonders of Water: All life depends on water. Discover the unique connections all species have to the world’s water supplies. Learn what can be done to protect this vital resource here at home and around the globe.
July 29: International Tiger Day: Elevating awareness is vital if we are to save tigers from extinction. Learn the plight of this majestic species and what needs to be done to save them.
August 8 & 9: Celebrate Penguins Weekend: Your Zoo is a leader in penguin husbandry and conservation. Hear the whole story and meet some of the players at this weekend-long event.
August 22: Snakes and Friends Day: Meet New York’s reptiles and amphibians and learn how the Zoo fits into the picture when it comes to conservation.
September 19: Elephant Awareness Day: Join our herd for a tour of their state-of-the-art Elephant Barn. We will teach you about issues facing elephants and hope to inspire you to become an advocate, eager to assist in protecting elephants in their natural range.
October 3: Genesee Trail Day: The rich traditions of local Native Americans are tied to our area’s natural history. Explore the Zoo’s clan animals with touch table stations at each exhibit.