Conservation @ Safari

Conservation at Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari is working to preserve and protect the incredible species collection domestically and internationally.

Wildlife Safari commits funds each year to developing local conservation projects as well as supporting international conservation organizations. In Wildlife Safari’s effort to preserve and protect fragile species, we participate in a number of national programs including the Species Survival Plans for cheetah and elephants as well as participating in felid, giraffe and other Taxon Advisory Groups.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) provides accreditation to only the top 10% of licensed USDA exhibitors in the nation that meet their high standards for safety and animal care.

The Species Survival Plan (SSP) is a major part of being an AZA member which works to cooperatively manage the breeding and care of various threatened or endangered species populations throughout AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, certified related facilities, and approved non-member participants.  Each of the 500+ SSP programs is managed by their corresponding Taxon Advisory Group(s) (TAG) with the purpose of examining and recommending action plans pertaining to the management and conservation of individual populations of endangered species.  Wildlife Safari actively participates in many of these Taxon Advisory Groups.

Being an AZA member ensures that our exhibits, animal care and breeding programs are the best they can be for the species at Wildlife Safari. The SSP helps us collaborate with other facilities, transferring individuals and sharing our knowledge regarding animal care and breeding. Participating in the various TAGs certifies the future survival of the individuals under our protection as well as their cousins in the wild.

Click on the links to learn more about AZA, SSP & TAG.

Global Conservation Support

At Wildlife Safari, we believe that conservation must be a united effort among institutions, scientists and policymakers nationwide, as well as our counterparts abroad. While the work we do at the park everyday is vital to the survival of many species, our work does not stop there. Each year, we partner with two international conservation organizations striving to achieve the preservation of magnificent endangered species in their native lands as well as one rotating current conservation project.

Click on the links to explore more about the organizations we constantly support, Cheetah Conservation Botswana and the International Elephant Foundation as well as this year’s project, the Tiger Conservation Campaign.