San Antonio Zoo is thrilled to announce the first-ever successful hatching of three Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) in its lab at the Center for Conservation and Research (CCR). Texas blind salamanders are listed as an endangered species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and live only in the San Marcos pool of the Edwards Aquifer.
Once abundant throughout Texas, the Texas Horned Lizard’s population has declined or disappeared altogether in many parts of the state, so much so that it is now on the state’s threatened species list. To preserve the abundance of the State Reptile of Texas, San Antonio Zoo launched the Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project.
San Antonio Zoo’s Center For Conservation and Research is working with indigenous communities in the upper Amazon Basin of Peru to help provide a continuous revenue stream that does not involve timber harvest or oil extraction. Indigenous families make and export their handmade crafts where they are sold in our zoo gift shops. With your help, we can continue to help our indigenous friends and provide an alternative revenue stream for their communities.
Your Help Supports It All Creatures come in all shapes and sizes, and donations do too! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we rely on donors like you to help us inspire people to love, engage with, act for, and protect animals and the places they live. With your support of the Call of the Wild Annual Fund, your donations will help with a variety of mission-supporting efforts at San Antonio Zoo.
Wildlife conservation and education are at the forefront for San Antonio Zoo’s Department of Conservation and Research. Your support of the San Antonio Zoo Conservation Fund ensures the success of critical Wildlife Conservation Programs, both locally and internationally, to secure populations of endangered wildlife and protect vanishing wild places.
A memorial gift to San Antonio Zoo is a heartfelt way to pay tribute to a friend, colleague, mentor, or loved one while supporting the zoo’s mission of securing a future for wildlife. When you make a memorial or tribute donation you will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift. If you choose, we will also send a letter to the individual(s) being honored or a family member of your loved one who has passed, informing them of your gift but keeping the amount of your gift confidential.