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Why Zoos Matter

Making a difference

The zoos of today serve three main purposes: conservation, education and entertainment. By encompassing these three purposes into everyday operations, zoos reach beyond these objectives and the gate of their facilities to contribute to community-pride, quality of life, and the local economy.  We encourage you to explore the articles below and support your zoo with all assurances that, “Zoos Matter.”

The Quiet Zoo Revolution

10 Reasons Why We Need More Contact with Nature

AZA Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Generate over $160 Million Annually for Wildlife Conservation

A Motivation By Any Other Name – Who visits the zoo?

The Importance of a Zoo

Zoos Impact Change in Habits

Otters Aren’t Just Adorable, They Matter to Human Health





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