Our Mission

Located in Palm Desert and just 15 minutes from Palm Springs, The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. Click here to become a member. Campers learn about plants and animals, the environment (including our own desert) and what it's like to work at a zoo Quarters for Conservation. Choose a Conservation Project and help protect wild animals and plants around the planet! You can become an important part of The Living Desert's conservation efforts through our Adopt! Program. Brew at the Zoo, Save the Date for the 5th Annual Brew at the Zoo!
The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation.

The objectives of The Living Desert are:

to preserve a portion of the Colorado Desert in its natural state;

to foster, through interpretive exhibits, programs and publication, an awareness of, an and an appreciation for, the variety of plants and animals in worldwide ecosystems;

to build up under controlled conditions, populations of various species of desert animals and plants threatened with extinction in the wild state;

and to foster through cooperative research and educational programs, biological studies contributing to the protection of desert species in a wild state.