TAKE ACTION AT THE ZOO
Sort Your Trash
Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and by sorting your trash you can help us turn our waste into energy. Green bins are for food waste, diapers, and plastic bottles. Black bins are for metal, juice pouches, and glass containers. Using the correct bins helps us save resources which saves habitats for wildlife.
Ride the Conservation Carousel
Sit back, relax and know that a portion of your proceeds are going directly to conservation projects around the world designed to save wildlife by helping people.
Purchase a Conservation Bookmark
Visit one of our retail locations and contribute to the success of our conservation projects at home and around the world, and select a bookmark as our thanks!
Put your passion for animals to work as a Denver Zoo adult or teen volunteer. Engage our guests and support the Denver Zoo mission.
Learn All You Can
On-site Education Programs are designed intentionally with the age, experience, and interests of the participants in mind. The list of cool programs ranges from one hour early childhood exploration workshops to overnight camp outs; from week-long day camps, to a night just for Scouts. All ages are welcome to join in the fun and learn how to help animals.
Daily Shows and Demos
Connect with zoo animals through up close experiences daily throughout the zoo and discover how you can help wildlife from our staff and volunteers.
Come Back Again and Again
Every time you visit you help animals. Return for an event, a special program, or to check us out in a different season. We’re open every day!
Denver Zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts in City Park and around the world depend on giving from our community. Maintain or upgrade your membership, drop off a donation, or consider a bequest on our behalf.
Adopt an Animal
Adopt any species we have at Denver Zoo for a $25 contribution and receive a personalized certificate and animal information sheet about the species. Learn More.
TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Share Your Excitement
Tell Someone about Denver Zoo! After you’ve learned how you want to help animals, make sure your family and friends know too.
Dial it Down
Conserving resources needed to heat our homes (or cool them in the summer) results in less disturbance to wildlife habitats. Changing furnace filters, caulking around windows, and using an automatic thermostat at a lower setting all reduce your heating impact and your monthly bill.
Use Only What You Need
Colorado’s water resources are limited and refreshed annually from our winter snows. Follow lawn watering guidelines, purchase water-saving appliances, fix leaking sinks and toilets, and take the shortest possible shower.
Landscape for Wildlife
When landscaping your yard, research native plants that can feed local wildlife or provide them with a home for raising their young. Limit the use of pesticides. Offer fresh water throughout the year. Keep your cat inside to prevent it from preying upon neighborhood animals: an indoor cat is a healthy cat!
Bike, carpool, or walk
Alternative transportation options abound in the Denver Metro Area. Research a new bus line for that next shopping trip or reach out to a coworker and try carpooling once a week. Biking and walking help conserve natural resources and result in a healthier lifestyle for you too!
Join our Conservation Efforts
Everyday people can contribute to conservation projects through “Citizen Science.” Denver Zoo invites community members to take action for local wildlife through our Front Range Pika Project, I-70 Wildlife Watch Program, or the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Select Sustainable Seafood
Check out Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. They recommend which seafood to buy or avoid, helping you select items that are fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment. Watch a video to learn more.