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cultural differences but
don’t let them become an
excuse for poor welfare

We Respect

“As custodians of captive wild animals, it is our absolute moral imperative to provide for the highest standards of individual animal care and wellbeing.”

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We improve animal welfare for all species held in zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries.

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Working With, not Against

We work with facilities, not against them, to help support long-term change in animal care.

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Challenging Captive Practices

We challenge captive wild animal practices that compromise animal welfare.

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Wild Welfare Worldwide

Wild Welfare believes in a compassionate, empathy-based approach to animal welfare. We support projects that aim to end the suffering of wild animals living in captivity around the world.

Our Projects

Our projects help wild animals living in poor conditions in captivity. We build constructive relationships with animal welfare organisations, zoos and other wild animal facilities and communities, ensuring long-term changes are made to help improve animal welfare.

Inspiring Change

We assess, advise and train the people caring for animals in wildlife facilities around the world, developing their compassion, capacity and engagement with positive animal care and welfare.

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Animal welfare in Japan

Recent estimates put the number of zoos and aquariums in Japan at more than 3,000. This huge number...
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Wild Welfare Indonesia

Criticism of Indonesian zoos is high, with frequent circulation within the media and social media of facilities that...
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Animal Welfare in Brazilian zoos

Brazil’s more than 120 zoos and aquariums, together hold around 50,000 animals. Although biologically diverse, unfortunately, many Brazilian...
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Zoo welfare for animals in Thailand

Thailand has a huge range of captive wild animal facilities, probably best known for those housing elephants, where...
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