In the year 2000, Zoo Leipzig has started to implement its ambitious masterplan to transform itself into the “zoo of the future”. Ever since, the zoo has developed into a modern institution, that not only ensures animal welfare to the highest standards through modern enclosures, but also embraces its leading role regarding environmental education, research and conservation. Today, Zoo Leipzig supports around 30 conservation projects and organizations globally, and contributes to the conservation efforts for some of the rarest species on earth.
Furthermore, Zoo Leipzig is a member of the IUCN, as well as of the Reverse The Red movement.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
One of Zoo Leipzig’s main global conservation priorities is the conservation of critically endangered primates in Vietnam. Zoo Leipzig is implementing two primate conservation projects in collaboration with local government partners: the Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC) in Cuc Phuong National Park and the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project (CBLCP) on Cat Ba Island.
For the Cat Ba Langur, Zoo Leipzig is working on a one-plan-approach to save one of the rarest primate species on earth from extinction. The in situ project is focusing on the protection of the langur’s habitat, population monitoring and environmental education aspects of the conservation strategy, while the EPRC is managing the only ex situ population of this highly endangered species.
Besides the Cat Ba Langur, the EPRC is focusing primarily on ex situ conservation efforts for Grey-shanked and Red-shanked Doucs, as well as for Delacour’s Langur. Furthermore, EPRC is maintaining smaller ex situ populations of Northern and Southern White-cheeked Gibbons.
At Zoo Leipzig, we maintain a breeding population of the highly endangered Klasio Rainbowfish.
Where We Work
Vietnam: Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC) in Cuc Phuong National Park
Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project Cat Ba
Germany: Zoo Leipzig