Saving the animals of today,
for the people of tomorrow…
- LEO fills a dire and growing need for off-site breeding centers by providing large, natural, quiet habitats and a low impact atmosphere.
- We collaborate and manage our gene pools with other accredited organizations for zoological populations and wild-release programs.
- NY Times Article: To Save Some Species – “Zoos,” Dr. Steven L. Monfort, the director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, said, “should build facilities — not necessarily open to the public — that are large enough to handle whole herds of animals so that more natural reproductive behavior can occur. And less emphasis should be placed on animals that are popular attractions.”
- We cultivate future conservationists and animal professionals through our for-credit internship programs geared towards university students.
- Zoo School for our LEO Family, age 6-12.
- Zoo-Teen Program for our LEO Family, 13-18.
- We lecture at universities, colleges and other venues.
- Animal Ambassador/Zoomobile Program.
- Groundbreaking conservation based projects aimed at saving species at risk.
- Developing innovative approaches for future animal populations.
- Fostering partnerships with science professionals and universities.
- Supervised noninvasive access to animals and/or biological samples for further study for scientists and students.