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Conservation and Sustainability

CuriOdyssey values our planet's life sustaining resources, breathtaking biodiversity of species, and soul enriching natural spaces.

  • We provide inspiring experiences for children to explore and understand the natural world
  • We follow sustainable practices at CuriOdyssey
  • We support local and national wildlife conservation projects

For more conservation and sustainability information and events, please see CuriOdyssey's Blog.


CuriOdyssey’s Conservation Program focuses on conservation issues that impact San Mateo County and, more broadly, the native California animals that reside at CuriOdyssey.

Download the 2019 Year End Report for
CuriOdyssey Conservation And Research (700 KB)

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Learn how CuriOdyssey strives to be a leader of sustainability in our community through conservation-focused business practices and by offering opportunities for sustainable choices and products to our staff and visitors. View our Environmental Policy Statement.

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CuriOdyssey provides financial support to local researchers and conservationists dedicated to helping local wildlife. Find out more about our partners and the amazing work that they do.

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As an AZA-accredited facility, CuriOdyssey participates in the AZA's SAFE program. Learn more about what CuriOdyssey and other zoos are doing to Save Animals From Extinction.

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Shop and support CuriOdyssey’s conservation initiatives.

With every purchase, round your purchase amount up to donate. Your donation is used entirely to support the projects above.

conservation status

Declared threatened under the Federal Endangered Species Act in 1996. Red-legged frogs were once common throughout California, but their numbers have been in steep decline as the marshes they favor have been drained for cropland and housing tracts.

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Red-Legged Frog

conservation status

Listed by the state government as a threatened species.

Tiger salamanders are threatened by wetland destruction and introduction of non-native animals to their habitats (bullfrogs, mosquito fish, etc.).

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Tiger Salamander

conservation status

Burrowing owls are species of concern in California because of habitat loss/degradation and pesticide use. They are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Considered endangered in Canada and threatened Mexico.

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Burrowing Owl

conservation status

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife consider the Western pond turtle a species of special concern, and California state law protects them. The northern populations have virtually disappeared in some ranges.

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Western Pond Turtle

Thank You!

We would like to thank the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for the partial funding of our Nature Play Project. This project was awarded through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund as part of the Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium collaboration with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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San Mateo, CA 94401

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