Central Florida Zoo Joins Effort To
End Extinction of World's Most
Vulnerable Species


Honoring the 10th anniversary of Endangered Species Day, the Central Florida Zoo and the 226 other zoological organizations across North America accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), proudly announced today a collective commitment to a new efforts focused on saving the world's most vulnerable species from extinction and restoring them to healthy populations in the wild. 

The initiative - SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) - strategically aligns conservation researchers, scientists and rescue and rehabilitation organizations and resources from around the world with the collective 180 million annual visitors to zoos and aquariums to help protect habitats, eliminate threats and restore populations to sustainable levels in the wild.  


There are lots of ways you can help to end extinction of endangered species right now:

  1. Make a donation to the Central Florida Zoological Society for the Central Florida Zoo's conservation fund. Just click here and specify that you want your donation to benefit conservation!
  2. Visit the Central Florida Zoo or a zoo or aquarium accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Every time you visit an AZA accredited zoo you are supporting the conservation work of the SAFE program to save species. 

  3. Download the TailsUp! App at the App Store or Google Play. This fun game helps raise awareness about endangered animals and sales on new game packs benefit AZA SAFE. 

  4. Buy a penguin Alex and Ani bracelet and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to AZA SAFE. There are two colors to choose from!