Species in all areas of the world are likely to be negatively affected by climate change and habitat loss from human encroachment. The future is unknown and crystal balls are inaccurate, especially when it comes to predicting escalating conservation needs, but global warming appears to be a trend that is not likely to stop before there are devastating consequences for many species. Zoos can anticipate they will be increasingly called upon to help save species – providing a refuge that may ensure species’ survival until natural habitat can once again support their existence. This may be particularly true for animals that rely on the ice and frigid climate of the extreme north.
Several diverse areas of the world form the basis for future exhibit concepts.
The zoo’s active role in the conservation of Canadian species is showcased in the revitalized 21-acre Canadian Wilds.
The Tropical House