Zoos provide a great opportunity for people to learn about and connect with animals they may otherwise never see. In particular, zoos may be the only chance to see some international species up close, a very different experience to watching them on TV. These ambassadors for their wild cousins provide a connection for people to learn about the challenges facing the species, and what they can do to help.
In an effort to better focus Zoos SA's international conservation efforts, five ecosystem areas, that provide protection to a range of species, have been selected for our support. These projects will allow Zoos SA to make a real difference, not only to specific species but whole ecosystems and human communities.