The Zoo realizes that every plant and animal
species we share our home with is worth
protecting because each contributes to the
health of the ecosystems we depend upon.
We strive to lead our community by adopting
sustainable policies and procedures in our
day-to-day operations—benefiting the Zoo
and the community ecologically.
Throughout this report, you'll see how we
remain heavily involved in local conservation
programs by facilitating and supporting efforts
to protect sea turtles, Florida scrub-jays,
mangroves and oysters, just to name a few.
Your Zoo is also a part of a much larger picture.
As an accredited institution, we are one of 230
taking part in the new AZA (Association of
Zoos and Aquariums) initiative, SAFE (Saving
Animals From Extinction). Together we spend
$350 million a year on wildlife conservation
programs around the world.
Perdido Key Beach Mice
Captive Breeding and