Chattanooga Zoo releases 2024 schedule of conservation days

Visit the zoo on these days to learn more about the zoo’s conservation and preservation efforts.

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The Chattanooga Zoo recently released its 2024 schedule of conservation awareness days. These days include ways to support SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) plans, SSPs (Species Survival Plans) + other local and global initiatives.

President and CEO of the Chattanooga Zoo Darde Long said the conservation + preservation of wildlife and their natural habitats are key aspects of the zoo’s mission.

“In celebrating SAFE days, which are created by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and other conservation initiatives, we hope to inspire a deeper connection between our community and a variety of amazing animals that need protection,” said Long.

Each event will feature special demonstrations, animal enrichment activities + educational displays. Note: The events are free to attend with regular zoo admission on Saturdays.

Here’s the schedule for 2024:

  • I <3 Eastern Indigo Snake Day | Feb. 10
  • World Wildlife Day | March 2
  • Earth Day | April 20
  • Salamander Saturday | May 4
  • World Migratory Bird Day | May 11
  • World Turtle Day | May 25
  • World Giraffe Day | June 22
  • National Pollinator Week | June 29
  • World Chimpanzee Day | July 13
  • Reptile Awareness Day | Aug. 10
  • International Red Panda Day | Sept. 21
  • World Snow Leopard Day | Oct. 26
  • World Anteater Day | Nov. 23
  • International Jaguar Day | Nov. 23
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