Zoo Partners for Conservation

Natural Partnerships Program

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.

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.

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 2017 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*
AAZK Southern Ontario Chapter
AAZK Wildlife World Zoo Chapter
Akron Zoological Park*
Alaska Zoo*
Alexandria Zoological Park
Albuquerque BioPark*
Assiniboine Park Zoo*
Association Zoologique d’Asson*
Audubon Zoo*
Banham Zoo‡
Big Bear Alpine 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‡*
Claws’N’Paws Wildlife Animal Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium‡*
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dakota Zoo‡*
Denver Zoo*
Detroit Zoo‡*
Disney Conservation Fund‡*
Dublin Zoo‡
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo*
Great Plains Zoo
Gruner Zoo Wuppertal
Helsinki Zoo‡
Houston Zoo
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park‡*
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*
Minnesota Zoo*
Niabi Zoo‡*
Nordens Ark‡*
Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Zoo & Adventure Park*
Oklahoma City Zoo‡
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo*
Orsa Bjšornpark*
PAL NATURE Foundation
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
Pittsburgh Zoo
Plock Zoo
Potter Park Zoological Society
Potawatomi Zoo*
Punta verde in situ onlus
Rio Grande Zoo*
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rolling Hills Zoo
Roosevelt Park Zoo – Minot Zoo Crew*
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland*
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*
Service Systems Associates
Species 360/ZIMS*
St. Louis Zoo*
Tallinn Zoo
Toledo Zoo*
Toronto Zoo*
Tulsa Zoo‡
Twycross Zoo
Utah’s Hogle Zoo‡*
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Woodland Park Zoo‡*
Zoo Basel*
Zoo Boise
Zoo de Granby
Zoo de la Boissière du Doré and Natur’Zoo de Mervent
Zoo Dresden
Zoo Krefeld
Zoo Liberec*
Zoo New England*
Zoo Servion
ZooLife
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
ZooParc de Tregomeur*
Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) Conservation Fund
Zoos Victoria*

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