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Donate to the Zoo

Donate to the Zoo

Your contributions to the Dallas Zoo will make the difference in the Zoo’s future.

We have plenty of ways for you to get involved and help us further our mission of Engaging People & Saving Wildlife.

Help the Dallas Zoo create new homes for our animals, play an integral role in conserving wildlife, or develop exemplary educational offerings for all ages. Whether you are interested in supporting an upcoming capital expansion project, wanting to be even more connected to the Zoo’s mission through a President’s Circle membership, or looking to establish long-term recognition for a loved one through a memorial gift, the Zoo and our animal family will be grateful for your support.

Annual Fund

Your support of the Dallas Zoo’s annual fund is crucial to our lasting success. Annual fund donations provide vital, flexible dollars that not only help us build upon previous accomplishments, but also allow us to respond to the immediate needs of our animal family, such as the arrival of little Adanna, born to Biopelo in May at the Simmons Hippo Outpost. Adanna, whose name means “father’s daughter” in the Nigerian Igbo language, is an ambassador for wild hippos, helping the Zoo tell the important conservation story of African wildlife.

Please consider making a generous contribution to our annual fund so we can move forward in our quest of Creating a Better World for Animals.

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Special Gifts

You can also include the Dallas Zoo in your plans for special contributions, including for planned giving, memorial or tribute gifts, legacy gifts, matching funds, in-kind gifts to the Zoo, or even buying personalized bricks that live on-grounds at the Dallas Zoo.

Please call 469.554.7400 or email, and we’ll walk you through the process.


Thank you from all of us at the Dallas Zoo.

Your commitment will go far in helping us achieve our mission of Engaging People & Saving Wildlife. Together, we can make an impact on both the animals in our care and their brethren in the wild.

A special reminder: You may also send gifts of stock, mutual funds or other securities. These types of gifts not only help further the Dallas Zoo’s mission, they also provide contributors with significant tax benefits.

The Dallas Zoological Society is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. As there are no benefits associated with gifts to the annual fund, donations may be considered tax-deductible contributions to the Dallas Zoological Society to the fullest extent of the law. (Federal ID #75-0964982)