Hanwell Zoo holds a number of animals whose numbers in the wild are declining. Bali starling, red-crowned crane, phantasmal poison arrow frog, Azara’s agouti and the hazel dormouse, to name but a few. International efforts are in place to ensure these species are well looked after in captivity, and their numbers kept at sustainable levels. In recent years, Hanwell Zoo has seen particular success with the Mindanao bleeding-heart dove, whose numbers may be as low as 1,500 in the wild. Our young birds go on to live in other reputable and accredited collections across the country to form their own breeding pairs with unrelated birds, in hope, that one day, large numbers will be able to be released in the wild of their native Philippines.
From thousands of local school children participating in our education programmes every year, to even more visitors enjoying our onsite resources, we pride ourselves on bringing the conservation message to you all. By informing ourselves on the plight of the natural world, we feel more engaged and perhaps more inclined to help.
Community is the essence of our being. Without the support and involvement of the wider community, we would not be able to deliver the services we do. From volunteering, support and participating with events, our community directly sustain our conservation work. To see how you could get involved, click here