"The Maryland Zoo" — also known as "The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore" and formerly known as "The Baltimore City Zoo" or the "Baltimore Zoo" — is a 135-acre park located in historic Druid Hill Park in the northwestern area of the City of Baltimore, Maryland, with the postal address of 1876 Mansion House Drive. Druid Hill was opened in 1860 as the first major park purchase by the City under foreseeing Mayor Thomas Swann, and was later designed by famed nationally-known landscaper Frederick Law Olmsted, with additional work on various park buildings contributed by future Baltimore City Hall architect George A. Frederick, and Park Commissioner John H.B. Latrobe, who also was an accomplished lawyer, author, artist, amateur architect and civic leader. Olmsted had earlier won a contest for the design of plans for New York City's famed Central Park in mid-town Manhattan in 1858, a year after it opened, and worked on the massive public works project during its construction from 1858 to 1873.
Royal Oak, MI
The Detroit Zoo is located about 2 miles north of the Detroit city limits at the intersection of Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, and Interstate 696 in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States.
Lincoln Children's Zoo
The Lincoln Children's Zoo is a children's zoo located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Designed specifically for children to experience interactive, up-close encounters with all of the zoo's animals, Lincoln Children's Zoo has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
K9s For Warriors
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
K9s For Warriors is an American charity and veterans service organization that provides service dogs to veterans. The organization trains rescue dogs to help veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, post-9/11 issues and other psychological challenges associated with military service.
Wisconsin Humane Society
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. Founded in 1879, WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services: an adoption program that places 10,000+ animals a year; stray animal services in Racine, Brown, Door and Ozaukee Counties; a low-cost spay/neuter clinic; a pet food bank; educational programming for children and adults; outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas; a foster program for animals in domestic violence situations; dog training classes; wildlife rehabilitation; and more.
Wildlife Conservation Network
San Francisco, CA
The Wildlife Conservation Network is a United States-based 501 non-profit organization that partners with conservationists from around the world and is dedicated to developing community-based projects that help wildlife and people co-exist. WCN does this by providing its partners with capital, strategic capacity-building services, training, and operational support. WCN has been given a number one rating amongst wildlife conservation charities, with four stars and a perfect 100 score, on Charity Navigator.
American Bird Conservancy
The Plains, VA
The American Bird Conservancy is a non-profit membership organization with the mission of conserving native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Its focus is on threats to birds in the Western Hemisphere—threats which include overuse of pesticides, urban sprawl, habitat destruction, and invasive species.
Audubon Nature Institute
New Orleans, LA
Audubon Nature Institute's purpose of celebrating the wonders of nature guides its mission to: provide a guest experience of outstanding quality; exhibit the diversity of wildlife; preserve native Louisiana habitats; educate our diverse audience about the natural world; enhance the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation; provide opportunities for recreation in natural settings; operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museum and parks; and weave quality entertainment through the guest experience.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. A nonprofit corporation with nearly 400 employees, it claims that it has 6.5 million members and supporters, in addition to claiming that it is the largest animal rights group in the world. Its slogan is "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way."
Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global wildlife and environment conservation organization headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. It was founded in 1977 by English primatologist Jane Goodall.