• What We Do

    Saving the animals of today,

    for the people of tomorrow…

    Propagate 

    • 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.”

    Educate

    • 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.

    Scientific Research

    • 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.

    Rescue animals in need

    • We save animals whenever possible by providing quality, interim care and permanent placement either at LEOZCC or another appropriate facility.
    • We help orchestrate  Connecticut’s Animal Amnesty Day.

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