Endangered Species Day

May 21

 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Endangered Species Day is held annually on the third Friday in May to bring awareness to the plight of wildlife populations. Join us to celebrate species diversity, and learn how you can make choices at home that help wildlife around the world! 

  • Roam the Zoo to complete the Endangered Species Day Scavenger Hunt! 
  • Make your own seed bombs and learn about the importance of creating and maintaining pollinator habitats. 
  • Get your free Meatless Monday Cookbook and discover how going meatless just one day a week helps species all over the world. 
  • Make a quick stop at our pop-up grocery store to learn how to be a sustainable shopper. Discover how choices you make impact orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and other endangered species. (Please note: no real food items will be sold at this activity station.) 
  • Be a conservation hero and purchase your Animal Awareness Day tote bag. All proceeds go to our conservation fund to help species in the wild. 

Activities are free for all guests. 

Why should you care? 

We share the Earth with an amazing variety of species. From microscopic bacteria to massive mammals like the blue whale or African elephant, all life on Earth is connected. Although some of these connections are easier to see than others, we must remember that our actions impact the lives of numerous other species. As the human population continues to grow, it is increasingly imperative to lessen our individual impacts on the environment that supports all life on Earth. 

You can help by taking simple actions to reduce the environmental impact of your daily life. Small actions, like cutting out one serving of beef each week from meals, reducing single-use plastics, and growing native plants in your yard, can have positive impacts on wildlife. 

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