While the traditional role of public recreation is still important, zoos of today are also vitally involved in education, conservation of species and research.

Zoos play an important part in making the public aware of the beauty, diversity and value of the animal kingdom.

Important points to remember about animals in the modern zoo:

Indeed, zoos throughout the world now play a major part in the conservation and preservation of species that are in danger of extinction in the wild.

Species benefiting from captive breeding and management at the Adelaide Zoo include: