Animals and Conservation

Conservation at Home

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is dedicated not only to the conservation of animals, but also to the conservation and sustainability of our planet. We want to see this mission extended to our Zoo supporters as well. That is why we will be sharing easy conservation projects that can be implemented either at home or at school.

Be sure to check back regularly for new conservation tips and projects!

Rain Barrels

Did you know that a quarter inch of rain falling on an average home yields about 200 gallons of water?  Water is a precious resource and we all can help conserve it, starting at home!  One simple way to do so is with rain barrels.

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Primate Protection

Learn how to properly dispose of electronics such as cell phones, smart phones, lap tops and cameras in order to decrease the threat of habitat destruction for critically endangered primates such as chimpanzees and gorillas living in the wild.




Setting up a recycling system at home or at school is a simple way to save energy, reduce air & water pollution, and reduce the amount of solid waste in landfills. Learn how to start your own!

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Bat Conservation

Learn how to build your own Bat House from used and discarded wood in order to give the bats in your area a secure place to live!

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Aiding Amphibians

Learn how simple steps like landscaping naturally, eliminating pesticides and adding a toad abode to your backyard can help frogs and other amphibians in your community.

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Conservation at Home

Penguin Encounters





Elephant Program


Animal Experiences

Rise & Conquer