Ambassador Animal Fund

 

The Zoo is looking forward to expanding its Animal Ambassador Program to allow guests more opportunities to get close to a greater variety of wild creatures.

Expanding this program will require the Zoo to increase the number of habitats available to house these animals and will, of course, require staff to bring in and care for additional creatures. These additions and changes are small compared to the massive changes that must be put in place to bring tigers or Komodo Dragons to the Zoo, which means that these changes can come about more quickly than most Zoo expansions. And, because animals enrolled in this program are generally smallish -- no larger than a skunk, or say a sloth—a relatively small donation can make a huge difference for this program.

Best of all, the closeness these animals provide helps the Zoo staff teach values as well as science. Close encounters with animals help teach empathy and compassion and can inspire a lifetime of caring and learning about nature.

If you prefer to donate a preset amount, please use the left-hand column below. Or, if you prefer to set the amount of your gift, please use the right-hand column.

Thank you for your support -- and we hope to see you at the Zoo very soon!

To donate a preset gift amount:

Please select the amount you wish to give from the list below and then click on the "Add to Cart" button. Clicking on this button will connect you to the Zoo Society's secure donation processing site.  Once there, just fill out the form to complete your transaction.

Thank you for supporting the Zoo's Animal Ambassador Program.

To set the amount of your gift:

Please type the amount that you wish to donate into the black below and then click on the "Add to Cart" button. Clicking on this button will connect you to the Zoo Society's secure donation processing site. Once there, just fill out the form to complete your transaction.

Thank you for supporting the Zoo's Animal Ambassador Program.