The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program and the Chicago Zoological Society

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program has been operated by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) since 1989. The CZS mission is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature.​

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. Today, there is an increasing need for conservation leaders to guide, teach, and motivate people to protect the world’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems. In addition to conservationists, the Society inspires and engages children, students, teachers, and others among the general public to make a positive impact on the natural world around them.

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program is one of CZS’s flagship programs in its Center for Conservation Leadership.