The single most important reason we need zoos is that there are species that would have vanished totally were it not for zoo collections. The Scimitar-Horned Oryx, native to Africa, were extinct in the wild for 38 years. The Oryx was bred in zoos, including Lehigh Valley Zoo which had 7 successful births. The Oryx was reintroduced into the wild in 2016 and their numbers are growing.
Today’s families are conscious of the need to teach their children about the natural world and respect for living creatures. A community zoo, like Lehigh Valley Zoo, is an ideal place for families to experience nature and discuss conservation together.
Zoos make a tremendous impact on wildlife conservation! If you’re viewing this page it means you have likely been a part of the animal conservation efforts at Lehigh Valley Zoo.
This season, we need your help.
In 2018, the cost of maintaining our animal exhibits, providing food, medical care, and enrichment activities for our over 325 animals rose. With your support, Lehigh Valley Zoo hopes to raise $10,000 in our end-of-year appeal. Even a small amount helps our animal care team deliver excellent care to our treasured animals.
Thank you. Your gift today of $50, $100, $250 or…. will make a huge impact on the animal conservation efforts in your community’s zoo.
President and CEO
For information on different ways you can leave a lasting family legacy here at Lehigh Valley Zoo, contact Nancy McCullar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610)-799-4171 ext. 244.