Conservation with the Zoo
Did you know that with every visit to the zoo, you’re not only having a great time with the family, but you are also supporting organizations that work directly with wildlife? 25 cents of every admission goes directly to our Change for Change project. Learn more about our Conservation Partners below.
Tiger Conservation Campaign
|In the tropical forests of Sumatra, the smallest subspecies of tiger is losing ground to habitat loss and poaching. Considered “critically endangered”, Sumatran tigers may number fewer than 500 in the wild.
The Tiger Conservation Campaign supports the Wildlife Conservation Society’s efforts to reduce tiger-human conflict by constructing tiger-proof livestock pens in villages, increasing outreach and awareness, and responding with veterinary assistance to tigers caught in snares. They support efforts to combat tiger-related wildlife crime and illegal habitat loss.
Red Wolf Coalition
Red wolves have gained a foothold in the wild, but the support of the public is desperately needed to ensure their continued survival. The Red Wolf Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting red wolf recovery through education, outreach, and research.
The Red Wolf Coalition also works closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Program and various captive breeding centers and other organizations to expand its outreach potential. The Coalition maintains a year-round presence in red wolf country, with a full-time employee and an office in Columbia, North Carolina. To continue to do so, the Coalition requires financial support to pay rent, utilities, a full-time salary, travel—all of the costs associated with a growing non-profit. In short, the future of the red wolf is in our hands.
Raptor Rehab Work
|Mississippi is a haven for migratory birds and home for a variety of raptors. The Jackson Zoo, in partnership with other licensed rehab individuals, houses, feeds, rehabilitates and releases indigenous birds of prey back into their wild habitat.|
Environmentally sustainable or “green” practices are becoming an increasingly important focus of the Jackson Zoo. Our Education Department provides programs and materials for you to learn how to be more green, and at the same time expand the Zoo’s Conservation Committee work for your Zoo to be more green!