We Work With Zoos
Here at Safina we believe that zoos are an incredibly valuable resource. Zoos are where people go to see wildlife, it is where they go to learn about our natural world and if zoos are built in line with modern regulations we believe that zoos can continue an incredibly special service to both wildlife and all communities.
Zoos help support an entire captive supply of animals carefully bred in safe collections away from the threats that the wild might bring, poaching and habitat destruction being the two main causes of wild animal plight. It is also particularly important for critically endangered or animals that live in very isolated populations that may only exist in one area, it saves a viable population away from any natural or political disaster that may be detrimental to the wild population.
Just a quick google search and look on the websites of zoos will show the role that the modern zoo plays in the conservation of wild animals. As we are a lion conservation charity we will focus on the conservation of lions for now.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park