Conservation2018-11-15T14:53:50+00:00

Potawatomi Zoo AAZK

AAZK stands for American Association of Zoo Keepers and is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. The national AAZK fosters a professional attitude in animal keepers through publications, conferences, and chapter activities at local zoos. As well, the national AAZK and local AAZK chapters hold many fundraising events to support wild animal conservation and promote public awareness and education.

The keepers at Potawatomi Zoo worked with the national AAZK to create our current chapter in 2014. You can often find an AAZK table at special events at the Zoo, and we often have AAZK merchandise available to buy in the gift shop. All proceeds from merchandise we sell goes to animal conservation efforts. We look forward to contributing to animal conservation in the coming months and years.

For upcoming events or more information about how you can get involved or join AAZK, please visit our Facebook page @potawatomizooaazk or email us at potawatomizooaazk@gmail.com

Potawatomi Zoo AAZK

AAZK stands for American Association of Zoo Keepers and is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. The national AAZK fosters a professional attitude in animal keepers through publications, conferences, and chapter activities at local zoos. As well, the national AAZK and local AAZK chapters hold many fundraising events to support wild animal conservation and promote public awareness and education.

The keepers at Potawatomi Zoo worked with the national AAZK to create our current chapter in 2014. You can often find an AAZK table at special events at the Zoo, and we often have AAZK merchandise available to buy in the gift shop. All proceeds from merchandise we sell goes to animal conservation efforts. We look forward to contributing to animal conservation in the coming months and years.

For upcoming events or more information about how you can get involved or join AAZK, please visit our Facebook page @potawatomizooaazk or email us at potawatomizooaazk@gmail.com

On a Mission

On a Mission to Save Species is a conservation group within the Potawatomi Zoological Society. Through On a Mission, the Potawatomi Zoo has taken an active role in the preservation of some of the world’s most endangered species by supporting conservation efforts for animals across the globe.

Some of the organizations OAM has supported this year include:

  1. Painted Dog Conservation
  2. Sahara Conservation Fund
  3. Pangolin Conservation
  4. Madagascar Flora and Fauna Group

On a Mission

On a Mission to Save Species is a conservation group within the Potawatomi Zoological Society. Through On a Mission, the Potawatomi Zoo has taken an active role in the preservation of some of the world’s most endangered species by supporting conservation efforts for animals across the globe.

Species Survival Plan®

The mission of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) cooperatively managed Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Program is to oversee the population management of select species within AZA member institutions and to enhance conservation of this species in the wild. Each SSP Program coordinates the individual activities of participating member institutions through a variety of species conservation, research, husbandry, management, and educational initiatives. 

SSP Programs are led by expert advisors who cooperatively work together to maximize genetic diversity, appropriately manage the demographic distribution and long-term sustainability of TAG recommended Animal Programs within AZA member institutions. 

The Potawatomi Zoo participates in 56 Species Survival Plans. You can learn more about Species Survival Plans at www.aza.org/species-survival-plan-programs.

Potawatomi Zoo AAZK

AAZK stands for American Association of Zoo Keepers and is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. The national AAZK fosters a professional attitude in animal keepers through publications, conferences, and chapter activities at local zoos. As well, the national AAZK and local AAZK chapters hold many fundraising events to support wild animal conservation and promote public awareness and education.

The keepers at Potawatomi Zoo worked with the national AAZK to create our current chapter in 2014. You can often find an AAZK table at special events at the Zoo, and we often have AAZK merchandise available to buy in the gift shop. All proceeds from merchandise we sell goes to animal conservation efforts. We look forward to contributing to animal conservation in the coming months and years.

For upcoming events or more information about how you can get involved or join AAZK, please visit our Facebook page @potawatomizooaazk or email us at potawatomizooaazk@gmail.com