Preserving the Legacy, Promoting the Future

Since 1875 the Binghamton Zoo has been supporting conservation in action to make a difference locally and globally. Show your support today!

A fundraising campaign for Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

On August 27, 1875 the community came together to celebrate the creation of Ross Park.  144 years later, Ross Park continues to serve the residents of our community.  As home to the Binghamton Zoo, Ross Park serves to connect residents with the natural world around them and serves as a site for wildlife conservation efforts.  This includes the more than 20 species whose populations are being managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan Programs like our prehensile-tailed porcupines.

After challenges surrounding her last pregnancy, it was not expected that Zoey would ever give birth again.  We're excited Zoey has beaten the odds and continues to contribute to the health and sustainability of her species.  On Wednesday, August 21st, we welcomed the newest member to our family here at the Binghamton Zoo.  Zoey, our female prehensile-tailed porcupine, gave birth to a porcupette.  Because of supporters like you, we are able to engage in this important conservation work.

In 1875, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park was built by local residents.  As our 144th season comes to a close, we celebrate the ongoing support our community has provided the zoo and look forward to a bright future.   We invite you to join us in preparing for our 145th season.  Your support, no matter how much, matters!

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About the Organization

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

Established in 1875, the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is America's 5th Zoo. Located on 60 wooded acres the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park serves as a portal to connect people with the world around them and is dedicated to promoting awareness and stewardship of our natural world, in our community and globally, through education, conservation, and community engagement. As a participant in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan Program (SSP), the Binghamton Zoo provides care to more than 20 species to promote their long term health and sustainability. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is a regional leader in wildlife education and provides both onsite and offsite educational programs serving residents across the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Annually more than 20,000 individuals participate in educational programs offered by the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.