Conservation Wishing Wells
If you have some spare change, drop it into one of the conservation wishing wells located throughout the zoo. Even small contributions can add up to benefit conservation efforts!
Conservation Parking Meter
Rainforests are important globally—not only because of the biodiversity found there (they contain more species of plants and animals than anywhere on earth!) – but because countless medicinal, consumer, industrial and agricultural products are derived from plants and animals found only in the rainforest. The alarmingly rapid destruction of rainforests from logging, mining and slash-and-burn agriculture has a direct impact on the quality of life around the world.
For each quarter dropped in the zoo’s conservation parking meter, over 90 square feet of rainforest in the Guanacaste Conservation Area of Costa Rica can be saved. Visitors contribute approximately $1,500 per year toward rainforest conservation through donations made at this parking meter alone—that is about 12.4 acres saved each year!
If you are interested in learning more about these Conservation Parking Meters, or about rainforests, visit the Center for Ecosystem Survival at www.savenature.org.
Help support efforts of the Jane Goodall Institute by racing your coins in the name of chimpanzee conservation! Our newest wishing well, located in Bill’s Garden, collects donations for chimpanzee habitat preservation, conservation awareness, orphan rescue & more. 100% of donations collected at Sequoia Park Zoo are given to the Jane Goodall Institute to help further their conservation mission.