Our Mission ~

A mission of education, protection, and caring

Our mission is to provide a self-sustaining zoological park for the public exhibition of animals and plants. The zoo will offer recreational activities appealing to a wide range of audiences and socioeconomic backgrounds, with a focus on family activities. To provide educational exhibits and programs to promote an awareness and appreciation for wildlife, and to instill a conservation ethic. To exhibit, propagate, and rehabilitate vanishing species. To create a fascination in the physical sciences. To assist the scientific community in the sharing of data, resources, and ideas.

(Adopted by the Wheeling Park Commission June 12, 1996)