Who We Are…
We are about caring and sharing. We care about our animals, our community and nature itself. We love to share all our knowledge and expertise about animals, science and nature with our visitors. For all of us, sharing is both fun and rewarding.
We are about connections. In addition to teaching that everything in nature is connected, we help people connect to nature and become aware of their place in the natural scheme of things. We also connect with organizations and groups for education and conservation at all levels from local to international.
We are unique in the region. No other organization provides the scale, scope and quality of exhibits, facilities and programs that the Riverside Discovery Center offers.
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) To make sure our animals have the best care and that our zoo maintains the highest standards, we are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Being a member of the AZA makes us part of a huge professional community that shares knowledge and expertise, conducts research, performs conservation, educates and has Species Survival Plans (SSP’s) that scientifically manage populations of threatened and endangered species in captivity.
Our Zoo has 16 SSP species, some of them critically endangered in the wild.
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