What We Do We Care for Animals

Eat your vegetables! Life lessons that resonate with kids resonate for the animals at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo too. Like many of us, zoo animals are shifting to healthier diets, with more fresh greens, lower starch and fewer processed foods. Sound familiar? Keeping the animals healthy, happy and active is one of the Zoo’s top priorities.

The Zoo is committed to using local food to benefit animal health, support Northeast Ohio’s growing local food industry and reduce our carbon footprint. We are partnering with Cleveland Crops and Case Western Reserve University’s Squire Valleevue Farm to acquire fresh, local produce in an effort to uphold our responsibility to the animals that call the Zoo home.


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