About the Zoo

Explore. Learn. Inspire.

Our History

How we got to be the zoo we are today was a long and winding journey. The Zoo is home to more than 350 animals, representing over 100 different species.

Our Mission

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a conservation resource providing experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

Central Florida Zoological Society

The non-profit, 501(c)3, education and conservation organization, under the leadership of a 19-member, volunteer board, operates the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford, FL.

Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation

The Central Florida Zoo's cutting edge conservation facility, built specifically for the propagation of the Eastern Indigo Snake, located in Lake County, FL.

  • Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Culture Builds Florida
  • Florida Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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