African elephants stroll across their habitat

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Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving, know that everyone at San Diego Zoo Global is thankful for your support and friendship.

Can you believe 2019 is almost over? Before the hustle of the holiday season approaches, we want to take a moment to thank you for all your support this year. You've made a difference for endangered wildlife around the world, and we're so grateful.

You, our friends and supporters, made critical conservation work possible.

Milestone Births

You made miracles happen. Edward and Future joined our rhino family this year, proving that, together, we can save these gentle giants from extinction. We can’t wait to share more incredible successes with you in 2020.

Edward, a southern white rhino who lives at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Edward joined the San Diego Zoo Global family on July 28, 2019. He's the first southern white rhino born by artificial insemination in North America, and his birth is a major milestone in saving rhinos from extinction.

1 Million Photos

You reached new heights for giraffes. With your help, our Wildwatch Kenya project was able to sort through more than 1 million images. That’s 10 years’ worth of work completed in less than 2 years—a huge accomplishment in giraffe conservation at a critical time.

Two giraffes on the savanna

Citizen scientists made huge contributions to giraffe conservation by helping catalog more than 1 million photos.

Cameras for Conservation

You funded hundreds of trail cameras that our teams deployed around the world. These sturdy digital cameras are an essential tool in the conservation toolkit. This year, photos and videos collected by trail cameras led to discoveries about Andean bears in South America, black leopards in Africa, and burrowing owls right here in San Diego County.

An Andean bear investigates a trail camera while a second trail camera takes photos

Trail cameras are essential to field work, especially when scientists are studying elusive animals like Andean bears. The battery-powered cameras are triggered to take a photo or video when they detect motion.

Thank You

While we have hundreds of conservation partners around the world, without a doubt, you are the most important one! Thank you so much for your support.

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

rhino mom and baby


Without visitors to offset our ongoing costs, your support is more crucial now than ever before.

Your tax-deductible gift will care for wildlife at the Zoo and Safari Park and provide a sustainable lifeline for endangered species worldwide.