Join us for our first Endangered Species Day!
While enjoying a fun day at the Zoo, learn how we’re working to save hundreds of species, both here and around the world. Please join us and see conservation work from a whole new perspective.
Friday, May 19, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free for all guests
Be sure to check out:
- Tables with Zoo experts who will talk about different endangered species, what their respective threats are and how you can help
- Children’s activities that highlight 15 specific Zoo animals that are endangered
- Scheduled keeper chats, where you can meet members of our animal care team
- Opportunities to see different animals, such as Grevy’s zebras and African painted dogs, enjoying enrichment
- Animal species for adoption through our Zoo Parents Program – plus an interactive activity that helps you select your perfect Endangered Species Day animal to adopt
- Themed food and drink specials
- Sustainable merchandise in our gift shops that benefit animals’ natural habitats and communities that coexist with endangered species
Want to help endangered animals before the event?
- Bring a wish list item to Endangered Species Day! There are several enrichment items we’ve included that benefit our animals’ well-being. We’ll have gift drop-offs at both Zoo entrances.
- Check out some easy animal-friendly actions you can do as part of your daily routine. Our actions and purchases can make a difference for wildlife and their habitats around the world.
Here is a sampling of animals featured at this event.
Western Lowland Gorilla
American Red Wolf