The Zoo recently celebrated a milestone in its No Zoo Without You sustainability campaign, but it still needs help.
With incredible support from the community, the Zoo is proud to announce today that it has raised more than $2 million of its $2.5 million goal. Now, the sustainability effort has entered its final push: to raise $300,000 by June 30 and finish the campaign.
To combat the spread of COVID-19, the Zoo closed in March for eight weeks, right during its busiest season. During the closure, it amassed a huge—and growing—deficit. After the closure, the Zoo launched the sustainability campaign in an effort to keep the doors open for the community institution.
“Laying off staff and finding new homes for the animals was never an option for us at the Central Florida Zoo,” said Dino Ferri, the Zoo’s CEO. “We could not be more thankful for the organizations, entities and individuals who have rallied around us and helped us keep the Central Florida Zoo open for our community.”
Ferri specifically thanked the Seminole County Board of Commissioners, Seminole County Tourism Development Council and the City of Sanford. He added that community support is vital to the Zoo’s future.
Those who wish to help the Zoo have several options:
For more information about No Zoo Without You, please visit www.centralfloridazoo.org/you.