Captive-reared Poweshiek Skipperling butterflies released in 2018!
With fewer than 100 Poweshiek Skipperlings remaining in the wild, this first-ever successful release is a major milestone in conserving this prairie species.
This baby white-handed gibbon, born to the Zoo’s Maya and Samson, made its first appearance on Valentine’s Day 2019. Endangered in the wild, this little ape is vital to the future of its species.
Students provided with field trip subsidies
Of 18,885 students who attended education programs at the Park and Zoo in 2018, 18 per cent were fully subsidized.