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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Fort Worth Zoo is to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of it's resources. The foundation of this mission statement is based on three cornerstone principles: Conservation A commitment to affect positive change through the facilitation of conservation and sound scientific research. Education A commitment to provide factual information to nurture an appreciation of and respect for wildlife and the environment. Entertainment A commitment to excellence and to always exceed our guests' expectations.


The Fort Worth Zoo's mission of conservation, education and entertainment is fulfilled through a variety of ongoing work and Zoo programs. Some of the many ways the Zoo carries out its mission include:

· Providing formal education programs to more than 156,000 students and teachers annually

· Coordinating conservation programs in 29 countries

· Providing 30,000 free admission tickets, making the Zoo accessible to the entire community

· Housing 43 federally endangered species

· Reaching more than 50,000 people at schools, hospitals and civic groups through traveling animal outreach programs

· Caring for 39 participants of the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which manages endangered species including bongo, Jamaican iguanas and red-crowned cranes

· Breeding seven species from the "Top 25 Most Endangered Turtles" list

· Remaining an educational resource for a wider portion of the community



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by Kirsten M. from Crowley, TX (2009-01-19 15:27:00.0)
I have been a Fort Worth Zoo "volunteen" / education department volunteer since 2004, and I have to tell you, it has been awesome. As a volunteen, I have the opportunity to work with kids of all ages, and to help them learn about animals and conservation. For one week every summer (and a Saturday here and there), I basically get to go to Zoo Camp again! It's a real learning experience. Did you know that crepuscular animals are active at dawn and dusk? Well they are! Volunteering at the Fort Worth Zoo Education Dept. is a fun, easy way to help educate the next generation about the environment.