As you can imagine, research and education are vital to the conservation efforts at Riverbanks.
From diagnostic techniques and medicine to animal husbandry and plant propagation, the Riverbanks staff relies on the latest scientific studies and cutting-edge information to perform their jobs with the expertise and care that you would expect from a nationally accredited zoo. That’s why the staff has developed a Library wish list—to keep the most up-to-date books, periodicals and manuals in the Riverbanks Library collection for the ultimate benefit and care of our animals and plants.
Making a contribution to Riverbanks’ Library Wish Fund is a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one while helping to maintain the highest quality Zoological & Botanical Library in the Southeast. Each book includes a bookplate inscribed with the name of the donor as well as that of the person being honored.
Each of the beautifully detailed, hand-carved figures represents an actual endangered animal that needs your help. A limited number of opportunities remain available.
Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, Riverbanks Society continues today as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the needs of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Members and donors provide important resources for the research, education and conservation efforts of the Zoo and Garden, strengthening Riverbanks’ position within the community as the premier family choice for education and recreation.
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