Conservation & Wellness

At San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, it is our mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action. Here are some ways we walk the walk.

San Francisco looks forward to welcoming giant pandas back to the zoo after nearly 40 years! Thanks to the support of Mayor Breed and the Chinese Ambassador, these incredible animals can finally call San Francisco home again. Read about the exciting developments in these articles. 

SF Zoo Groundhog Day

San Francisco Zoo by the Numbers

The animals that live at SF Zoo are comprised of endangered, exotic and rescued animals, and includes many species that are part of the our conservation programs.


Conservation Partners We are proud to be part of a growing community of conservation organizations, which includes the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and institutions that participate in global conservation field work.

Leading Local Conservation Efforts, the care of wildlife extends far beyond the our gates. Learn more about our leading roles in conserving San Francisco Damselfly, Western pond turtles and mountain yellow-legged frogs.

Working Green is the only way to work. Learn more about how we conserve and support conservation through partnerships and daily practices.