Zoo

The Zoo at Chehaw is home to 238 specimens representing over 125 different species. Enjoy natural, outdoor exhibits including Cheetahs, Black Rhinoceros’, Meerkats, Black Bears, Alligators, and many more, while you stroll through our scenic boardwalks and cypress swamp. Participate in animal feedings and keeper talks every weekend. Chehaw’s African Veldt Ride is free with admission, and will take you through our largest exhibit where seven different species roam in natural herds. The Zoo at Chehaw is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). To be accredited, zoos must undergo a thorough investigation to ensure that they have met, and will to continue to meet, ever-rising standards. These standards encompass animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years.

Chehaw gives visitors the opportunity to discover a connection with animals and to cultivate an appreciation for nature. By educating the public, participating in captive breeding programs, and contributing to these conservation campaigns, Chehaw is dedicated to protecting endangered species and their habitats.

Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Cheetah Conservation Fund strives to prevent cheetah population decline in its natural habitat. Through education and by implementing beneficial programs for native people, CCF promotes predator-friendly livestock management techniques with farmers whose animals may be targeted by wild cheetahs. To learn more, visit www.cheetah.org.

International Rhino Foundation

The International Rhino Foundation is dedicated to the survival of the world’s rhino species through conservation, research, and education. IRF supports a number of initiatives to combat poaching and funds research programs that may contribute to the long-term survival of all rhino species. To learn more, visit www.rhinos-irf.org.

Project Heloderma

Project Heloderma’s mission is to conserve the critically endangered Guatemalan beaded lizard and its habitat in the Motagua Valley. Directly because of this program, the number of lizards killed by local inhabitants has been reduced, and the captive breeding program is successfully bringing about the elevation of the species.. To learn more, visit www.ircf.org/project-heloderm.

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Donating to Conservations

If you are interested in making a donation directly to the Conservation programs that Chehaw supports please contact us at 229.430.3966.