CCG researchers specialize in genetic management of animal populations, genomics, non-invasive DNA, ancient DNA, systematics, disease diagnosis and dynamics, genetic service to the zoo community.
Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.
The Center for Conservation Genomics works to understand and conserve biodiversity through the application of genomics and genetics approaches. CCG scientists creatively apply genetic theory and methods to gain knowledge about the evolutionary and life histories of animals, to understand the importance of genetic variation to their survival, and to identify the methods needed to sustain them in human care and in the wild.
Take a guided tour of the genetics laboratory in this video from lab manager Nancy McInerney.