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Keeping Our World Wild: Caring for our shared future

Presented by Baystate Financial

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s virtual Zootopia such a success! With your generous support, we’ve raised $400,000 and counting that will directly benefit the outstanding care for the animals you love, along with our conservation and education initiatives.

We’d also like to thank Dr. Jane Goodall, who we were honored to present with this year’s E.O. Wilson Living the Mission Award, as well as our generous presenting sponsor BaystateFinancial, and media partner, NBC10Boston, for making this year’s program possible!

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Zootopia Program Book

About Zootopia 2021

Zootopia, Zoo New England's annual fundraising gala, virtually brought the Zoos to you for an inspiring evening this spring, featuring a special video message by E. O. Wilson Living the Mission Award honoree Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace. This year's gala featured animal appearances, insider updates and a silent auction!

Thank you to our sponsors and NBC10 Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes, who joined us for this year's event.

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A look back at Zootopia 2020

In our 2020 virtual gala, online audiences enjoyed special videos from the Zoo. Our program included a video appearance by E. O. Wilson Living the Mission Award winner Dr. Charudutt Mishra, Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Trust and longtime conservation partner.



In addition to our virtual gala program, we hosted the following webinars (videos below):

  • Inspiring Caring and Action, hosted by John Anderson, Director of Education
  • Teaching the Next Generation of Conservation Stewards, hosted by Dr. Bryan Windmiller, Director of Conservation
  • One Health and the Importance of Biodiversity, hosted by Dr. Eric Baitchman, Zoo New England Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation; Lecturer on Pathology, Harvard Medical School
  • Zootopia Chat with John Linehan, CEO, and Bob Chabot, COO 



Our Commitment

While these are challenging and unprecedented times, we remain committed to our mission to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations. The well-being of the animals is at the core of the organization and unites the people who comprise it. The Zoos’ animal care staff is on grounds at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo providing healthy diets, enrichment activities, veterinary care, and the human interaction our animals look forward to when the gates are open.