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Zoo's conservation fund supports important projects at home and abroad

June 7, 2016

Donations from Zoo visitors, community members and other sources provide money for the fund.

Grants will aid anti-poaching and field conservation work in support of wild Sumatran tigers; continue the Zoo’s cooperative breeding work with the Clouded Leopard Consortium; support elephant crime-fighting units in Thailand; help fund the tracking of male polar bear.

From the jungles of Sumatra and Borneo, to a rocky island in Bristol Bay Alaska, to the sea ice of Hudson Bay, Canada—and to dozens of other points around the world, money donated in Tacoma will promote animal welfare, aid conservation efforts and advance scientific study this year.

The Zoo’s Dr. Holly Reed Wildlife Conservation Fund, administered by The Zoo Society, awarded grants totaling $131,360 to 21 projects for 2016.