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.

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.

It has been nearly 40 years since San Francisco hosted giant pandas at the zoo, and now we are closer than ever! The initiative has received support from Mayor London Breed as well as a letter of support from Xie Feng, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Read about the exciting developments in these articles.