Conservation is at the heart of what we do at North Carolina Zoo and extends to every staff member at the Zoo. Learn about ways our animal keepers and other staff are helping to save wildlife. 

Zoo Staff Making a Difference

Zookeepers and other staff at North Carolina Zoo participate in several important initiatives to help save the wild cousins of the animals that live here at the Zoo.

A Home for Imperiled Plants

The North Carolina Zoo’s plant collection includes several rare native plants, which are grown to help preserve the species and to raise public awareness of these natural treasures. 

Tracking Wild Snakes to Assess Their Population Health

Zookeepers use opportunities to study wild snakes encountered on the Zoo grounds to teach visitors about their importance in the ecosystem.

Helping Monarchs Survive their Migration

The North Carolina Zoo has set up several Monarch Waystations to support this iconic species during their annual migration.

Wild Welfare

The North Carolina Zoo and NC Zoo Society are supporters of Wild Welfare, an organization with a mission to improve the welfare of captive wild animals around the world.