Conservation

Conservation is a key component of Cosley Zoo’s mission.

We demonstrate our commitment to conservation on a daily basis by participating in environmentally friendly practices such as recycling, using a rain barrel to collect water for plants, re-purposing materials rather than buying new ones, minimizing plastic waste by providing plastic bags and straws to guests on request only, and installing energy-efficient lighting. We also participate in several large-scale conservation initiatives.

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COINS FOR CONSERVATION

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Stop by and visit the Coins for Conservation Display at Cosley Zoo and donate your spare change to help support conservation efforts for these endangered species, or make a donation here.

AFRICAN PENGUIN

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) photo by David Cook

© 2017 David Cook

Africa’s only penguin species

Once numbering in the millions, African penguin populations have plummeted to less than 42,000 individuals. Overfishing, habitat degradation, and disasters (oil spills, disease outbreak, etc.) have contributed to this significant decline. Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) facilities have joined forces to help the African penguin by developing various initiatives, from improving disaster response protocols for oil spills to constructing artificial nests.

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