How You Can Help

What will you choose?

Every time you visit the Zoo, you are helping to save species from extinction. Thank you. But there’s more you can do to save animals and their native habitats. Below are just some examples of the steps you can take to make a difference for the animals you love. Make the effort today to help protect wildlife.

YOU CAN:

VOLUNTEER

Become a Zoo volunteer or docent.

CONTRIBUTE

Financially support the efforts of your Zoo and its conservation initiatives.

BECOME A MEMBER

A Zoo membership comes with exclusive benefits and helps the Zoo save wildlife and wild places.

WRITE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Send letters to your representatives and let them know how important saving wildlife is to you.

ADVOCATE

Become an advocate for those who have no voice.

RECONNECT WITH NATURE

Time spent in nature is good for us physically and mentally.  And whether it’s a walk on the Genesee Riverway Trail, bird watching at Braddock Bay, or exploring the scores of nature trails in our region, there’s always an abundance of nature just outside our door.  So get outside!

And while you’re out exploring nature, become a citizen scientist by recording what you see and hear, and sharing it through iNaturalist and other easy-to-use apps.  You’ll be adding to information scientists use to track migration and population trends, and you’ll be amazed how much you discover.

CONSUME WISELY

Don’t purchase products that use ingredients causing deforestation of natural habitats, such as non-sustainable palm oil, and avoid eating seafood that depletes our oceans.

LIVE SUSTAINABLY

Reduce. Reuse. Repurpose. Recycle. Compost. Don’t waste water. Turn the lights off.