Arizona is home to a wide diversity of habitats and species, some of which are under threat. Working with our conservation partners, the Phoenix Zoo looks for opportunities to use our unique skills and experience to help them. Phoenix Zoo conservation scientists raise and breed species at the Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Conservation Center for release to the wild and/or to help understand their biology and reproduction. We also conduct research and participate in field work as part of broader recovery efforts with our partners.

Learn more about the Zoo’s native species conservation projects below.

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The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species.

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