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Research Programs

The Milwaukee County Zoo participates in field conservation and research programs at local, regional, national and international levels. We collaborate with other conservation organizations and research institutions for maximum effectiveness.

Funding for our conservation and research programs comes from Zoo resources and trust funds, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, public and private grants, and collaborating institutions.

If you have an inquiry regarding a possible project that involves scientific research and/or biological samples, please contact the Zoo’s Conservation, Research & Sustainability Coordinator Kari Williams, at kari.williams@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

Such programs require a project proposal including details regarding the principal investigators, research questions, study timeline, how results will be disseminated, and what is needed from the Zoo to facilitate your research. Use the AZA Standardized Research Application form to submit a proposal, it can be downloaded here: https://www.aza.org/research-and-science