Conservation at the Park
At Virginia Safari Park, we are devoted to conserving wildlife both on our property and in their native habitats. Our approach to these efforts is multifaceted – public education, habitat preservation, captive breeding programs, and offering financial assistance and aid to conservation projects in the wild.
Virginia Safari Park, along with Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park, also run by the Zoofari Parks Corporation, has given aid to organizations working in more than 130 countries worldwide. We team up with other zoological facilities and experts out in the field to solve the most dire wildlife problems, which are constantly changing. Among the efforts we support are the translocation of giraffes across the Nile River, the installation of artificial nest sites for wild penguins, and the creation and maintenance of anti-poaching units for rhinoceroses and elephants.
Conservation is vital not only abroad but also in our local vicinity and region. We aim to assist in the conservation efforts close to home as much as we support their international counterparts.
Virginia Safari Park is privately owned and receives no state or federal tax support. Funding for conservation programs is made possible through the continued support of our visitors. Conservation is fundamental in our daily operations, and we encourage our guests to join us in making a positive impact.