There are many ways—big and small—to support the National Zoo’s programs and the world’s treasures—big and small. One way you can help the Zoo’s conservation efforts is by contributing $5 to our amphibian and elephant conservation programs through our two new mobile giving campaigns:
Text FROG to 20222 to give $5 to the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. The Zoo is one of nine partners working to stop a deadly disease from wiping out nearly one-third of the world’s amphibians in the largest extinction event since the time of the dinosaurs. This money will go specifically to help the Zoo save more than 20 frog species unique to eastern Panama, which is one of the last strongholds for amphibian biodiversity. The rescue project is also working to find a cure for the disease, chytrid, which is killing amphibians around the world.
Text ELEPHANT to 20222 to give $5 to the Zoo’s Asian elephant conservation programs. Asian elephants are endangered in every place they live today, with only 30,000 to 50,000 remaining in the wild. The Zoo is working hard to ensure the survival of these incredible animals for future generations through conservation projects and research in Asia. Funds from this campaign will directly support the Zoo’s Asian elephant conservation programs.