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Zoos demonstrate leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability; provide the highest quality animal care, advance research, and scientific knowledge in conserving wildlife. They teach and inspire people to protect wildlife, natural resources, and habitats.
Zoos and aquariums work to save species from imminent extinction by conducting ex situ research to support reintroduction programs that re-establish populations in the wild.
When animals raised or rehabilitated by zoos or aquariums are released into their natural habitats, they become powerful tools used for stabilizing, re-establishing, or increasing in situ animal populations that have suffered significant declines. Reintroductions may include animals that have spent some of their early life-stages being cared for in a “head-start” program that gives them a greater chance of survival than those born in the wild, those brought in for rehabilitation from illness or injury, or those that are offspring of animals that have had several generations cared for by institutions.
What does Layne Labs do to help?
Layne Laboratories strives to support our nation’s zoos. We are a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the sole provider of live and frozen rodents fed at countless zoos throughout the United States. It is an honor to work with the professionals who have dedicated their lives to wildlife and assist them whenever possible.
What can you do?
Visit your local zoo or aquarium and see for yourself the extraordinary care, commitment and conservation that happens every day. Zoos and Aquariums are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.