San Diego Zoo Global

San Diego Zoo Global is proud to be part of the fourth annual Zoohackathon. Similar to previous years, when we assembled a wonderful group of talented programmers, designers, and thinkers, we hope to mobilize San Diego’s creative technical community to directly address wildlife trafficking challenges again this year. Halting the illegal capture and transport of endangered species is crucial to our mission as a conservation organization dedicated to ending extinction.

Rhinos like Nola (pictured here), as well as others, have been severely threatened by illegal wildlife trafficking. Nola passed away in 2015, leaving behind only three of her species (Northern White Rhino) worldwide. Since Sudan died in Kenya earlier this year, only two Northern White Rhinos remain.


The mission of San Diego Zoo Global is to save species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal and plant care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature. We strive to be at the forefront of wildlife conservation and education.


Opening Reception: Friday evening, November 8.  Runs through Sunday afternoon November 10.


Institute for Conservation Research, 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road,
Escondido, CA 92027

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Community Partners:

  • SDXD
  • Learn Academy
  • The League