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Volunteers—Some of our Biggest Advocates

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” —Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolitte.   If you’ve ever visited the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, you’ve encountered one of our volunteers. This… Read More

Awarded 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation!

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens received the 2018 Volunteer Engagement Award for Innovation in its volunteer program at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ annual conference during the last week… Read More

Volunteers from BNY Mellon’s Pershing work to upgrade habitats

Support for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens through volunteer opportunities extends to local businesses and organizations looking to give back to the community. One example is the global financial business… Read More

The Zoo is Open!

The Zoo is reopening, but we could still use your help! Please consider making a donation to the Zoo’s Emergency Operating Fund to help offset the expected revenue loss and provide vital… Read More

Top 10 Things to do in Orlando for Under $20

The City Beautiful is known for being the home of Mickey Mouse, Shamu, and the Minions at Universal Studios, but there are more things to do in Orlando than spend valuable family… Read More

Round Up for Conservation 2020

Let’s Make An Impact 2020 is a new year and we can feel great things in store! Your support makes the Zoo a better place, and together, we can make a difference… Read More

Standing Tall for Conservation

Giraffe certainly stand out in the animal kingdom and have become a beloved species around the globe. There are plenty of reasons to love giraffe, but many don’t realize the plight they… Read More

How One Young “Keeper” Inspired Us All

The Zoo proudly offers a variety of private experiences, from animal encounters to working with our animal care team. One of our programs is the Family Zookeeper Experience, a parent and child… Read More
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