The Zoo Society exists to rally financial and public support for the North Carolina Zoo and its missions in education, conservation, research, and recreation. Our goal is to secure a safe and enduring future for the Zoo and its programs.

The Zoo Society raises funds through its membership programs, which encompasses 31,000 households and more than 210 businesses, and from the special events, grant requests, gift shop sales, and other fundraising activities it undertakes to raise money for Zoo programming.

The Zoo Society is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Its members, donors and other supporters provide financial support for Zoo and Society programs that protect wildlife and the environment and that provide venues where people can strengthen their bonds with the natural world.