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Giving Tuesday

Support the Zoo on this special day of giving!

Your support for the Zoo is more critical now, than ever before. Please consider making a donation to help offset the Zoo's ongoing revenue loss during these challenging times.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is participating in Giving Tuesday – also known as GivingZOOday, a global day of unity and giving.

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is a local community resource that provides experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife. In addition to being a safe, outdoor destination for families throughout the region, our dedicated staff continue to provide exemplary care to our over 350 animals, and be innovative in meeting our education mission through virtual learning opportunities and socially distanced learning programs.

But we cannot do this without you!

As we head into the holiday season, we know people are struggling to get back to “normal” and we want to continue to be that outlet for our community. Because truly, There is No Zoo Without You!


Please consider making a tax-deductible gift during Giving Tuesday!  Your support will be put to immediate use as part of the Zoo’s Relief Fund.



Tax-deductible gifts, payable to the Central Florida Zoo, can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 470309, Lake Monroe, FL  32747

How You can Help

$25 Donation:

Provides food for all of the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors for a week.

$50 Donation:

Helps deliver a week's worth of fresh fish for our North American River Otters.

$100 Donation:

Ensures a week's worth of produce for PJ, the Indian Rhino.

$250 Donation:

Your support will feed Ella & Guignard, the Zoo's Florida Black Bears, for a week.

$500 Donation:

Provides food and enrichment for Gage & Rafiki, our giraffe for one week.

More Ways to Contribute

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account that allows donors to make a tax-deductible donation of cash, stock, and other assets to support the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

A grant from your donor-advised fund now can make an immediate impact. Even in challenging times our mission, to provide experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife, continues.


There are many companies and organizations that offer employee matching programs. These programs allow employees to give to the charity of their choice with the company/organization matching a portion of that gift.

Please check with your employer to see if you have a participating program that will match your gift to the Zoo. If your employer requires the Central Florida Zoological Society Inc.’s Employer Identification Number (EIN)/Federal Tax Identification Number, please use 59-1357197.

The most flexible way to make an estate gift to the Zoo is by including our organization in your will or trust. Bequests represent a significant future revenue source for the Zoo while also offering you the flexibility to control or make changes to your charitable plans in the future.

Our keepers are involved in our animals’ lives and welfare from birth to death and every moment in between, and create life long bonds with the animals and our visitors. A Zoo staff member’s day can include an array of tasks from cleaning, food preparation and feeding, to medical treatment, training, enrichment, landscaping, exhibit design, and animal introductions, as well as public outreach, education, and much MUCH more.

We’ve made it even easier for you to have an impact on the daily activities that our animals and their keepers take part in! The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ Amazon Wish List contains everything from animal enrichment items and treats, to medical supplies and even pieces for their exhibits.

We welcome donations from the public of the following items currently on the Central Florida Zoological Society’s Amazon Wish List. These specific items have been requested by our keepers, veterinary and education staff members. Items will automatically be sent to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens after purchase.

If you use Amazon, there is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Zoo every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop AmazonSmile and select the Central Florida Zoological Society as your charity, Amazon will donate a portion of the eligible purchase price to support conservation and education programs at the Zoo.
Getting started is easy, visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1357197 and sign in or create an account. And don’t forget to sign in through AmazonSmile every time you shop to support the Zoo.

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