Conservation Blog - January 2018

Conservation Blog

Hurricane Maria and the Puerto Rican crested toad

The Puerto Rican crested toad, the only toad species native to Puerto Rico, is listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Fort Worth Zoo Curator of Ectotherms Diane Barber serves as the project coordinator for the Puerto Rican Crested Toad breeding program that maintains a healthy, self-sustaining population of this vulnerable species to help prevent its extinction. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto... Read More
at Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Fort Worth Zoo receives additional certification

The Fort Worth Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), and most recently in 2017, the American Humane Association (AHA).  Last year was the first year for the Zoo to receive the AHA certification. The AHA is the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and wellbeing. This certification is the first-ever program devoted to helping verify the humane... Read More
at Monday, January 1, 2018