The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is passionate about wildlife education, conservation awareness, and protecting our planet’s incredible biodiversity. But did you know you can be a part of the solution too?  Whether you’re strolling through our lush gardens or exploring the diverse habitats of our amazing animals, there are ways to make your zoo visit and everyday life more eco-friendly.

Sustainable Zoo Visits:

  • Walk, bike, or take public transportation: Ditch the car and explore the Bay Area’s sustainable transportation options. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a scenic pre-zoo adventure.
  • Pack a reusable water bottle and lunch: By saying no to single-use plastics, you’ll help us minimize waste and protect wildlife from plastic pollution.
  • Choose eco-friendly souvenirs: Opt for sustainably-made gifts and educational toys made from recycled materials. The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens offers a wide selection of eco-conscious merchandise that supports our conservation efforts.
  • Support our mission: Becoming a member is a fantastic way to show your commitment to animal welfare, habitat preservation, and endangered species protection. Memberships also offer exclusive benefits like discounts on concessions and events.

Wildlife-Friendly Practices at Home:

  • Embrace sustainable living: Reduce your environmental impact by adopting eco-friendly habits like conserving water and energy, minimizing waste, and opting for reusable products.
  • Support wildlife-friendly gardening: Plant native species that provide food and shelter for local birds, butterflies, and pollinators. This helps create a thriving ecosystem in your own backyard!
  • Make informed consumer choices: Look for products that support sustainable practices and companies committed to biodiversity protection.
  • Stay informed and inspire others: Learn more about wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystem conservation, and species conservation efforts. Share your knowledge with friends and family to raise awareness.

Together, we can make a difference!

By incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine and zoo visits, you can become a champion for sustainable tourism and contribute to a greener future for our planet. The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is committed to leading the charge in zoo sustainability initiatives, and with your help, we can ensure a brighter future for wildlife and a healthier planet for generations to come.

Let’s work together to protect our environment, support endangered species, and celebrate the incredible diversity of life!

Become a member today!