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Zoo New England not only educates about the importance of wildlife conservation, we help save some of the world’s critically endangered wildlife. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, we support important conservation initiatives in the wild.


One Health in Madagascar

This 10-year project in Madagascar offers an unprecedented opportunity to study the interconnectedness of biodiversity, animal and human health, and to work towards a better future for our shared ecosystem.

Baird's Tapir Survival Alliance

We're working to develop education programs in which schoolchildren become citizen scientists assessing problems and creating their own solutions to address local tapir conflicts.

Cross-River Gorilla Conservation

ZNE has been a longtime supporter of gorilla conservation, and through this partnership, we deepen our commitment to not only Cross-River gorillas, but to the Community Rangers who work to protect them.


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Giraffe SAFE

Through this partnership, we're committing to help conservation efforts in Uganda, where Nubian giraffe habitat is greatly threatened.

Hicatee Research & Conservation

We're supporting the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education with expertise in turtle veterinary medicine and captive husbandry, as well as in establishing turtle programs in the field.

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Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

Zoo New England is saving frogs from near-extinction due to a deadly fungus.

Snow Leopard Trust

In this conservation partnership, we're working with the Trust on improving collaboration with herder communities in South Gobi, Mongolia to protect snow leopards and their natural habitat.

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U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance

Zoo New England is a proud partner of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, working together to protect wildlife from illegal trade.

Ape TAG Conservation Initiative

The Ape TAG Conservation Initiative is a collective effort by zoos to help conserve wild populations of endangered apes.

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Feather Collections

Zoo New England works with other institutions across the U.S. find new uses for kori bustard and kiwi feathers.


Mexican Gray Wolves

Since 1998, Zoo New England has been committed to re-introducing Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of the American Southwest, where they once lived in large numbers.