We are the Nation's Zoo, demonstrating leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability. We provide the highest quality animal care. We advance
research and scientific knowledge in conserving wildlife. We teach and inspire people to protect wildlife, natural resources and habitats. We practice conservation
leadership in all we do.
We conduct research to aid in the survival or recovery of species and their habitats, and to ensure the health and well-being of animals in zoos and in the wild.