Zoo Partners

Natural Partnerships Program

The Snow Leopard Trust’s story has deep ties to the Zoo community. Our founder, the late Helen Freeman, first discovered these magnificent cats while she was working at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Zoos are active supporters of wildlife conservation, committed to protecting wild species and their natural habitats – and so we continue to partner with the global zoo community to protect these wild cats.

The Natural Partnerships Program (NPP) connects zoos around the world with the unique opportunity to protect wild snow leopards; becoming directly involved and making powerful contributions to priority in-situ conservation and research programs that aim to ensure the snow leopard’s survival.

Turn inspiration into action!

Over 160 zoos worldwide have snow leopards on exhibit. Currently over 100 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.

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 by Gina Robertson
Get your zoo involved as a leader in snow leopard conservation. 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 virtual presentation or in-person visit

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.

Utilize Snow Leopard Trust resources for your Zoo’s new graphics
We are happy to provide photos, maps and text.

Download the Program Packet to Get Started!

To learn more and sign up, please download the following:

2021 Snow Leopard Trust Zoo Conservation Partnership Packet.pdf

2021 Zoo Partnership Conservation Form

Download the form here:

2021 Zoo Partnership Conservation Form.pdf

Updates from the Field

Our conservation teams share stories, updates and photos of the work they are doing to help connect you directly to the conservation efforts you are helping to support. Download and share with your own volunteers, staff, board and supporters to share what it takes to protect snow leopards in the wild and that you and your zoo are helping make it all possible.

Snow Leopard Trust Update from the Field January-March 2021.pdf


Snow Leopard Trust Update from the Field April-June 2021.pdf


Snow Leopard Trust Update from the Field July-September 2021.pdf


Snow Leopard Trust Update from the Field - Highlights from 2021.pdf

We are proud to partner with the following zoos:

‡  = giving at the $3,000 level and above      *  = selling Snow Leopard Trust products

Akron Zoological Park
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
ARCA Foundation Onlus
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Association Zoologique d’Asson
Banham Zoo
Billabong Zoo*
Binder Park Zoo*
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park*
Bioparc Zoo de Doue la Fontaine‡
Blank Park Zoo
Bramble Park Zoo
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Calgary Zoo*
Cape May County Zoo
Carolina Tiger Rescue*
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
Chattanooga Zoo‡
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo*
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo*
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium‡*
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Dakota Zoo‡*
Der Grune Zoo Wuppertal
Detroit Zoo‡
Disney Conservation Fund‡*
Dublin Zoo‡
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Great Plains Zoo
Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park‡
International Species Information System/ZIMS*
John Ball Zoo*
Jungle Cat World
Kansas City Zoo AAZK Chapter
Knoxville Zoo
Kolmårdens Djurpark AB‡
Kolner Zoo
Korkeasaari Zoo
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Lake Superior Zoological Society*
La Passerelle/Parc Animalier d’Auvergne‡
Le Pal Nature Foundation‡
Louisville Zoological Garden*
Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo AAZK Chapter
Midnight Sun AAZK Chapter
Mill Mountain Zoo*
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo
Niabi Zoo‡*
Nordens Ark*
Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Zoo & Adventure Park*
Northumberland Country Zoo*
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo*
Orsa Rovdjurpark*
Paradise Wildlife Park & Zoological Society of Hertfordshire
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle*
Parco Natura Viva s.r.l. Garda Zoological Park – ARCA Foundation*
Parco Zoo Punta Verde‡*
Parc Zoo Du Reynou*
Peoria Zoo – Heart of IL AAZK Chapter
Philadelphia Zoo*
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Plock Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo*
Potter Park Zoological Society
Pueblo Zoo*
Punta Verde in situ Onlus
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rolling Hills Zoo
Sacramento Zoo*
Safari de Peaugres
Saginaw Children’s Zoo*
San Diego Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo*
Scovill Zoo AAZK Chapter
SECAS – Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Seneca Park Zoo‡*
Sequoia Park Zoo*
Stone Zoo*
Tallinn Zoo
The Big Cat Sanctuary/Wildlife Heritage Foundation‡
Tierpark Berlin‡
Toledo Zoo*
Toronto Zoo
Tulsa Zoo
Utah’s Hogle Zoo‡*
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington*
Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten Stuttgart
Woodland Park Zoo‡*
Zoo Basel‡*
Zoo Boise‡*
Zoo de Granby
Zoo de la Boissière du Doré & Natur’ Zoo de Mervent
Zoo Dresden‡
Zoo Krefeld
Zoo Liberec
Zoological adviser s.l.
Zoo New England‡*
Zoo Wroclaw
Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) Conservation Fund

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

Please contact zoos@snowleopard.org or jennifer@snowleopard.org with any questions about the program and how you can participate.

Special Thanks To:
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
European Association of Zoos and Aquariums
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Association of Zoo Keepers
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