Believe it or not, a species of plant or animal goes extinct every 20 minutes!
LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, CT is a non profit, low impact, breeding facility for rare and endangered animals. Unlike your typical zoo, this off exhibit conservation center allows only 50 visits a year in order to minimize stress on the animals, making them just as curious about you as you are of them. You can check out their membership or private safari tour options here
In case you have been living under a rock, LEO Zoological Conservation Center, a small non profit, low impact breeding facility for rare, threatened, and endangered animals announced the birth of the first ever orangutan born through assisted reproduction! On May 20, 2014, Maggie, a 22 year old Orangutan gave birth to her son (still unnamed), and this scientific advancement could help to save his species!
Help to name him by visiting www.leozoo.org/namethebaby