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Toledo Zoo Conservation

Wild Toledo

The Toledo Zoo’s conservation initiative focused on local wildlife.  Wild Toledo has many research projects currently underway in the Midwest which include conservation work with turtles, salamanders, prairies and more!

Youth Conservation Camp

Learn from Toledo Zoo biologists by working alongside them in the field and get hands on experience with working with wild animals. This camp is for 11-14 year olds and is offered 3 times during the summer.  Click to learn more.

Lake Erie Sturgeon

The Toledo Zoo will begin a new initiative by rearing thousands of lake sturgeon from eggs collected in U.S. and Canadian waters and releasing them into the Maumee River when they are six months old. Click to learn more!

Conservation News

Zoo sending 600 spray toads to Africa

Zoo sending 600 spray toads to Africa

May 4, 2017 – Toledo, Ohio. As part of an international conservation initiative, Toledo Zoo recently sent 600 captive-reared Kihansi spray toads to Tanzania to be released into their native habitat.The toads were driven from Toledo to Chicago where they...
Spring Means Spotted Turtles

Spring Means Spotted Turtles

     I feel I spend more time in meetings and behind a computer screen than I ever have prior to this in my career.  While this is a good place to be during the winter months, I begin to...