Conservation work at Kolmården

    In a world with pollution, war and climate change, many species are threatened by extinction. This makes conservation work in zoos more important than ever. At Kolmården Wildlife Park, many animals are involved in long term conservation programs with the goal to save the species from becoming extinct.

    Kolmården Wildlife Park is part of 34 conservation programs focusing on endangered species within the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria EAZA. Animals kept in zoos around Europe can serve as a backup if their wild conspecifics where to become extinct or if the situation were to worsen for these species. At Kolmården we also work hard to protect the animals’ natural environments, primarily through Kolmården Foundation.

    What is Kolmården Foundation?

    Kolmården Foundation is a foundation which support conservational projects around the world.

    For example, the foundation has through the years raised and donated over 1,8 million SEK to save the tigers in east Asia. 2,3 million SEK have been donated in favor of the black rhinoceros in Kenya and a extensive marine nature reserve has also been established in the Baltic Sea to protect the breeding grounds of the harbour porpoise.

    Kolmården Foundation funds 16 conservational projects focusing on different endangered species around the world along with their natural habitats. The conservation work at Kolmården is made possible thanks to our guests and donations from other organizations. Thank you, your contribution makes a difference!

    Kolmården Foundation board

    The board consists of: Anders Eslander, Christine Karmfalk, Christer Fogelmarck, Jan-Ingvar Jönsson, Emil Colldin, Thomas Lind, John Rosberg.


    Insamlingsstiftelsen Kolmården Foundation
    618 92 Kolmården
    Org. Nr: 802481 2094

    Now all children can become the animal's hero!

    The adventure at Kolmården continues with a brand new activity for all children. Help our park rangers keep an eye on endangered animals and become an Animal Hero. Solve the tasks in the task book and learn more about the animals. A fun activity for the whole family! You can collect the assignment book inside the entrance.

    Facit to the Animal hero-folder 2024

    Children´s petting zoo:

    Goats are cervids.

    Mission Desert:

    Kulan & Camel.

    Mission Savannah:

    The animals that are glimpsed are zebra, rhinoceros and ostrich.

    Mission Apes:

    • Chimpanzees like to sit and pick and groom their friends´ fur.
    • When a male gorilla becomes mature the colour on his back turns grey and he is then called a silverback. TRUE
    • When gorillas walk they support their bodyweight by placing their knuckles on the ground. TRUE
    • Gorillas are good swimmers. FALSE
    • A newborn baby gorilla clings to its mother's chest. When it gets a little older, it rides on her back instead. TRUE
    • A gorilla´s legs are longer than the arms. FALSE

    Mission Tiger:

    • What are the tiger´s feet called? PAWS
    • The tigers´ fur is orange, black and WHITE.
    • A close relative to the tiger is another big cat. Who? The LION
    • Who raises the tiger cubs. The MOTHER.
    • What is it that tigers enjoy doing? To SWIM!

    Mission South America:

    • South American bush dog : 🟧
    • Lowland Tapir : ⭐
    • Capybara : 🟠

    This is true about the capybara:

    • They are also called water hogs.
    • They may weigh up to 60 kg.
    • They live together in groups.
    • They have webbed feet.
    • It´s the world’s largest rodent.

    Mission Snow Leopard:

    The snow leopard uses it´s long tail to keep its balance.

    Mission Birds:

    There are 7 birds in the rainforest.