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At the Toledo Zoo, conservation is at the heart of what we do.
Conservation Today makes a difference
Our mission includes a commitment to conserve the natural world. This includes green practices, conservation projects, animal collections, research/dissemination and conservation education.
In 2013 the Toledo Zoo is proud to focus its Conservation Today resources on the husbandry and welfare of the following Toledo Zoo animals (click on each animal’s name to see an article about each program):
• African elephant
• Polar Bear
• African Penguin
• Rhinoceros hornbill
• Ohio turtles
(Watch our video about the Hellbender project)
Along with the animals listed above, several Toledo Zoo staffers are involved with specific animal conservation programs. Some programs are right here in Ohio, while others are international. Learn more about the difference we’re making in our communities and around the world.
Make a Donation Today
Online contributions can be made in amounts ranging from $20 to $1,000.
All contributions of $100 or more to the Conservation Today Fund earn:
• recognition in the Zoo’s annual report
• listing on the Conservation Today recognition board in the Zoo’s entry complex
• special invitation to the Zoo Donor’s Breakfast on June 22, 2013.
Donors contributing $500 or more are also able to participate in an exclusive Zoo Donor Tour. Click here to learn more about Zoo Donor Tours where you can encounter Zoo animals up close, visit behind-the-scenes locations and meet Zoo staff members.
Conservation Today Wedding Favor Cards
Is a wedding in your future? You can help support Conservation Today right at your wedding! Our attractive wedding favor cards feature assorted animals and are a great way to show your guests that you care about conserving the natural world. Click here to see samples and learn how to order your own wedding favor cards.
Coins for Conservation
You can also donate through our Coins for Conservation program and by purchasing items with the Conservation Today logo at the North Star Trading Post®.
The Toledo Zoo and Westfield Franklin Park are working together to help save the hundreds of amphibian species that could become extinct within the next few decades. More than 168 species have already been lost and the number continues to climb. The Zoo is working to preserve and breed such endangered species as the Wyoming toad, Puerto Rican crested toad, Panama golden frog and the Kihansi spray toad. One hundred percent of the proceeds from coins collected at the Westfield Franklin Park fountains help fund the Zoo’s amphibian conservation program. Look for the fountain in front of Dillard’s.
You’ll find more fun Coins for Conservation displays at the Toledo Zoo. If you like piggy banks, you’ll go wild when you see our warthog coin collector. Look for fun coin collectors in Nature’s Neighborhood and elsewhere all over the Toledo Zoo—thank you for your contributions!