Conservation at the Zoo

Supporting conservation with every visit.

The conservation power of Seneca Park Zoo comes from the animals we care for and the people they inspire. As a Zoo guest, you begin contributing to conservation when you walk through the front gate, supporting exceptional animal welfare, scientific research, and conservation education.

Seneca Park Zoo provides a daily work environment where every employee plays a part in cutting-edge conservation science that can be applied in the field or at other conservation care facilities.

Creating change in Rochester, NY & beyond

At Seneca Park Zoo, we believe conservation begins at home. That’s why we offer programs that allow our community members, visitors, and members to engage with and protect wildlife and wild places. 

A Happier Planet Starts Here

Animal Welfare

Seneca Park Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal care. Our dedicated veterinary staff, zoo keepers, zoologists and facilities staff provide care and support to our animals through natural habitats, enrichment, healthy diets, and positive reinforcement training that allows veterinary care to be a part of each animal’s day.

Conservation Science

Collaborative programs with other accredited zoo and aquariums ensure sustainable breeding populations of endangered species, while partnerships with local and international conservation organizations help to increase our conservation impact. Additionally, researchers help ensure the knowledge we can learn from our zoo animals transfers to the field to conserve wildlife and wild places. 

Innovative Programming

Seneca Park Zoo animal care staff, naturalists, educators, docents, and ZooTeens provide a variety of programming at the zoo inspiring guests to care for and conserve wildlife and wild places.

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You can help us support conservation efforts globally, in our community, and right here at the zoo by becoming a Zoo member