PRESERVING WILDLIFE AND WILD PLACES
John Ball Zoo's Wildlife Conservation Fund - Conserving wildlife and wild places in more than 30 countries
Conservation education is at the core of the Zoo’s mission and we strive to provide opportunities for our guests and partners to grow their knowledge, appreciation, and support of wildlife conservation.
For thirty years the John Ball Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Fund has helped fund conservation projects both regionally and across the globe. These projects have helped conserve wildlife and wild places in more than 30 countries. Many projects funded by the Wildlife Conservation Fund have been education-based with an eye to helping communities learn about the wildlife around them. In addition, the fund has lent support to help conserve some of the lesser known taxa such as endangered reptiles and amphibians.
Great Lakes Conservation And Species Survival Plan
John Ball Zoo is committed to conserving resources and in doing so we strive to make all of our operations as green as possible. Through our waste management, vegetated walls, green roofs, energy conservation, water conservation and other green operations, we are making a continuous effort to make our environment as safe as possible for our animals and our guests.
As an accredited organization with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), John Ball Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). There are over 450 different SSP programs created to cooperatively manage species that are threatened or endangered. Each program is managed by an advisory group made up of animal experts. SSP programs not only help to manage animal populations in captivity but also help contribute to field conservation efforts, species recovery, and veterinary care for wildlife diseases. Look for the SSP symbol on animal signage the next time you visit the zoo to see if your favorite animal is part of this great program working to protect animals from extinction.
What We Do - Sustainability At John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo is committed to conserving resources and in doing so we strive to make all of our operations as green as possible. Learn more about our on-site conservation efforts such as green operations, vegetated walls, green roofs, water conservation and more!
What You Can Do
There are plenty of ways for you to get involved in our conservation efforts! Join us as we engage with our community to help provide these valuable plants to community members and become a Habitat Hero. John Ball Zoo will be out in the community throughout the 2022 season providing free trees, shrubs, and pollinator plants.