As we wrap up our 140th season at Ross Park, the Binghamton Zoo reflects back on a successful and engaging 2015 season. Thanks to you, and all of our supporters, we have been able to focus on our mission of conservation, education and recreation to provide our community with a fun and family-friendly destination. Today, the zoo remains a signature feature in Binghamton with one of six free carousels, a collection of exotic and native animals, and the new Ross Park Amphitheater with programs and performances presented by McDonald's.
Every season, the Binghamton Zoo highlights those animals that participate in Species Survival Plans (SSP). Each SSP carefully manages the breeding of a species to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining captive population that is both genetically diverse and demographically stable. Through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, North American zoos work together to cooperatively manage populations and establish conservation programs.
The Binghamton Zoo is proud to participate in these programs and provide an enriching habitat that benefits the conservation of species around the world. Two of our most notable SSP animals include Zhin-Li, the red panda cub born in May 2013, and more recently, the female prehensile-tailed porcupine born on June 21, 2015. Our zookeepers have dedicated themselves to caring for these animals and have been able to properly manage these species, while giving them a place to grow, prosper, and carry on the genetics that are so valuable to their survival.
We hope that you consider giving a gift to the Binghamton Zoo so that we can continue providing an enriching and fulfilling life to every animal in our collection. Through gifts like yours, we are able to maintain our facilities and encourage a strong educational connection with our visitors and supporters.
Thank you for your support of the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park and we hope to see you and your family in 2016!
The Binghamton Zoo Staff
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