Zoo Partners

Natural Partnerships Program

The Snow Leopard Trust’s story began at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, where our founder, the late Helen Freeman, first discovered these magnificent cats.

Kids at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo discover the 'Ghost of the Mountain'. Photo: Gina Robertson
Kids at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo discover the ‘Ghost of the Mountain’. Photo: Gina Robertson

Many zoos are active supporters of wildlife conservation, committed to protecting wild species and their natural habitats – and so we continue to have close ties with the global zoo community to this day.

The Snow Leopard Trust’s Natural Partnerships Program (NPP) connects zoos around the world and offers them the unique opportunity to protect endangered snow leopards.  Through NPP, zoos get directly involved and make powerful contributions to the highest priority in-situ conservation and research programs in snow leopard range countries.

Get your zoo involved as a leader in snow leopard conservation. Naturally, there are so many ways to help including:

  • Direct Funding to Support On-Going Projects
    Support research, education and conservation efforts in the field by meeting our primary need for direct funding
  • Sell Conservation Products in your Zoo Gift Store
  • Schedule a Snow Leopard Trust Staff Presentation
  • Plan a Snow Leopard Day Event at your zoo!
    Boost attendance and spread conservation awareness by hosting a snow leopard focused event. Contact us for activity and marketing ideas.
  • Install New Graphics for your Zoo
    let us help provide photos, maps and text.
  • Hold a Teacher’s Training Workshop
    Introduce “Engaging Students in Conservation,” our new snow leopard curriculum and service project, to schools in your area!
Download the Program Packet to Get Started!

You can download the 2016 NPP Packet.pdf to learn more and sign up.

Please contact Marissa Niranjan (marissa@snowleopard.org) with any questions about the program and how you can participate.

Turn inspiration into action! Over 160 zoos worldwide have snow leopards on exhibit, with 71 zoos exhibiting snow leopards in Europe and 68 zoos in North America.

Currently over 70 zoos are participating in the Snow Leopard Trust’s Natural Partnerships Program. Millions of individuals watch these snow leopards in awe and amazement every year. The Natural Partnerships Program bridges these inspiring moments with powerful contributions to snow leopard conservation in the field.  Imagine the impact on snow leopard conservation if all 160 zoos joined together to support the Snow Leopard Trust conservation, education and research efforts.  What a huge difference each zoo makes.

We are proud to partner with the following zoos:

‡ = giving at the $5,000 level and above     * = selling Snow Leopard Trust products

AAZK Detroit
AAZK Milwaukee Zoo*
Akron Zoological Park*
Alaska Zoo*
Albuquerque BioPark*
Association Zoologique d’Asson*
Audubon Zoo*
Banham Zoo‡
Big Cat Rescue‡*
Billabong Zoo*
Binder Park Zoo
Bioparc Zoo de DoueŽ la Fontaine‡*
Blank Park Zoo‡
Brevard Zoo
Buffalo Zoological Gardens*
Calgary Zoo*
Cape May County Zoo*
Carolina Tiger Rescue*
Chattanooga Zoo‡*
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo*
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium‡
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dakota Zoo‡*
Denver Zoo*
Detroit Zoo‡*
Disney Conservation Fund‡*
Dublin Zoo‡
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo*
Great Plains Zoo
Helsinki Zoo‡
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park‡*
International Species Information System/ZIMS*
John Ball Zoo*
Jungle Cat World*
Kolmårdens Djurpark AB‡
La Passerelle/Parc Animalier d’Auvergne
Lake Superior Zoological Society*
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Le Parc des Felins
Lehigh Valley Zoo*
Linton Zoological Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Micke Grove Zoo*
Midnight Sun AAZK Chapter
Mill Mountain Zoo*
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo*
Niabi Zoo‡*
Nordens Ark*
Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Zoo & Adventure Park*
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo*
Orsa Bjšornpark*
Paradise Wildlife Park & Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle*
Parco Natura Viva s.r.l. Garda Zoological Park*
Parco Zoo Punta Verde‡*
Peoria Zoo – Heart of IL AAZK
Philadelphia Zoo
Phoenix Zoo
Plock Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo‡*
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rolling Hills Zoo
Roosevelt Park Zoo*
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Sacramento Zoo*
Safari de Peaugres
San Antonio Zoo & Aquarium
San Diego Zoo‡*
Santa Barbara Zoo*
Scovill Zoo AAZK Chapter
SECAS – Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Seneca Park Zoo
Sequoia Park Zoo*
South Lakes Safari Zoo‡
St. Louis Zoo*
Tallinn Zoo
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland*
The Toledo Zoo*
Toronto Zoo*
Tulsa Zoo‡
Utah’s Hogle Zoo‡*
Woodland Park Zoo‡*
Zoo Basel*
Zoo Boise
Zoo Boise – Service System Associates*
Zoo de Granby
Zoo de la Boissière du Doré
Zoo Dresden
Zoo Krefeld
Zoo Liberec*
Zoo New England‡*
ZooLife
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg‡
ZooParc de Tregomeur
Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) Conservation Fund

Your generosity, passion, and expertise are invaluable to our conservation programs in the field.