An ecosystem is any geographical area where living organisms interact with soil, air, water, or temperature in the environment. Humans are a part of it!
When you lose one species, it affects the ecosystem and everything around it gets a bit more fragile while it adapts to change. It weakens the functionality of the entire ecosystem.
At the Zoo, we work to protect critically endangered, endangered, threatened, and vulnerable species, especially the critically endangered red wolves. By providing education to the community and a safe, healthy environment for the animals in our guardianship, we contribute to the preservation of those species that are at risk of extinction.
How can you help?
Learn about endangered/threatened species in your area and the threats they face
- Learn about endangered/threatened species in your area and the threats they face
- Watch wildlife responsibly
- Volunteer for restoration projects to protect habitats
- If you see an animal in distress, report it
- Never purchase anything made from an endangered/threatened species
- Reduce water consumption
- Reduce the amount of pollution you generate
- Make informed consumer decisions
Everything is connected. Some species can’t survive outside of their natural habitat, so we must preserve those habitats.