San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by united our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. Our vision is to lead the fight against extinction. San Diego Zoo Global manages the 100-acre San Diego Zoo, the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. The San Diego Zoo (1916) and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (1972) are fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums. They have one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in the world ? representing more than 7,500 animals of approximately 840 species ? and have established numerous breeding records, increasing populations of endangered species and reintroducing many to their native habitats. With over 260,000 member households, an annual attendance of more than five million visitors, and education program participation of approximately 380,000 each year, San Diego Zoo Global is a leader in conservation education. Established in 1975, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research is the most multidisciplinary zoo-based research effort in the world. The Institute consists of seven divisions devoted to Applied Animal Ecology, Applied Plant Ecology, Behavioral Biology, Conservation Education, Genetics, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Diseases, including the Frozen Zoo and Native Seed Gene Bank. Our services are widely used by other zoos and wildlife organizations to determine reproductive status, conduct genetic analyses, diagnose infectious diseases, and solve behavioral problems. In addition, our researchers carry out field conservation programs in more than 35 countries around the world.