Global Conservation EffortsFor Sunset Zoo, partnering on conservation projects in the Americas and in India to inspire global wildlife conservation was a natural fit.
After all, since 1968 Kansas has worked with the Latin American country of Paraguay to promote people-to-people exchanges. Known as the Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP), this international volunteer organization is part of the Partners of the Americas program. Sunset Zoo has a rich history in Paraguay dating back to the early 1990s, led by the efforts of Dr. Bob Klemm, the Zoo’s inaugural Director of Conservation and Research. Beyond the Partners program, Sunset Zoo has an extensive area onsite dedicated to the animals of North, Central, and South America.
As with the Americas, Sunset Zoo's second most extensive area represented is Asia. In Asia, Wildlife SOS is an established conservation organization based in India with amazing successes. Their work on the conservation of sloth bears, which are part of Sunset Zoo's Expedition Asia Project, has been a vital part of driving Sunset Zoo's partnership with them.