Inside our Zoos

At the same time you’re visiting our Zoos, we’re studying, sustaining, enriching, and protecting what’s right in front of you. Much of this work happens after hours, behind the scenes or even underground.  Though you can't always see conservation efforts, be assured—they’re all around you.


  • From Massachusetts to Nicaragua – working on behalf of Baird’s tapirs Full story
  • Zoo New England’s Red-Crowned Crane Spotted in Russia!  Full story
  • General Curator recognized for 30 years of dedication and service to the Wattled Crane program. Full story

Animal Care

It’s a Zoo's job to offer animals creative ways to use their natural energy—that’s where enrichment comes in.

Species Survival Plans

Zoo New England participates in nearly 80 Species Survival Plans to to maintain healthy and stable captive populations.

Quarters for Conservation

We not only support the conservation and sustainability of wildlife within our Zoo – we put our resources towards goals that matter. And you can play a role!

Saving Siberian Cranes

Through hard work and technical expertise, Zoo New England has offered a successful breeding ground for these rare birds.

Organic Garden

Zoo New England’s Organic Garden Project is a new initiative to provide organic food and enrichment to Zoo animals sustainably.


We use a variety of methods of sustaining the natural environment right in our Zoos, and our animals benefit from our efforts in some surprising ways!

Keeper's Corner

We put our passion for wildlife to work at Zoo New England, but outside Zoo gates, we remain dedicated to conservation both locally and globally.

AZA Safe: Saving Animals from Extinction

Zoo New England is proud to support this bold new effort focused on saving species and restoring them to healthy-sized populations in the wild.