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There’s No Zoo Without You

Rediscover the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens!

Because, there really is…No Zoo Without You!



Zoo Sustainability Campaign:

For most businesses, the loss of millions of dollars in revenue could mean turning out the lights, cutting back on staffing, and taking other drastic actions to make ends meet. While some of those measures have been put into place, laying off staff and finding new homes for animals just isn’t an option for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

The Zoo, which is home to over 350 animals and employs over 100 full & part-time staff, closed on March 15th to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our nearly 8-week closure took place during one of the busiest times of year resulting in mounting monthly losses. And the deficit continues to grow.

On June 16, 2020, we announced the There’s No Zoo Without You sustainability campaign to raise $2.5 million in financial support for the Zoo by June of 2021.

With the help of the entire community, including individual and corporate donors, the City of Sanford, and Seminole County, we have raised over $2 million! Help us reach our goal by making a tax deductible gift today!



The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has been a part of the Central Florida community since the early 1920’s and has been in its current location since 1975. Throughout the region we have helped to create memories for so many families in Central Florida during a visit to the Zoo, an education program, a special event, an outreach program, or connecting through our social media.

These opportunities for learning and making memories are only possible through the generous and continued support of our community. 

A donation to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens Relief Fund will provide critical funding that is crucial for continued operations into 2021.  The Zoo remains committed to providing exceptional animal care, engaging programming, a safe environment for guests, and experiences that excite and inspire adults and children to learn and act on behalf of wildlife.

There truly is no Zoo without YOU!

Your tax-deductible gift will be put to immediate use to help care for our animals and make sure the Zoo is a safe place for families to visit throughout the holiday season.



Thank you for your support!

Can I help in other ways?



If you shop online you can support the Zoo through AmazonSmile by linking to your regular Amazon account!

When you shop AmazonSmile and select the Central Florida Zoological Society as your charity, a portion of the eligible purchase price will be donated to support conservation and education programs at the Zoo.


Amazon Wish List:
Gift a gift to the animals! Visit the Zoo’s Amazon Wish List to find items selected by our animal care team!


Adopt An Animal:
The Zoo also encourages symbolic adoptions of our animal ambassadors through our Adopt An Animal program. These make great gifts for the holiday season!


Support the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation (OCIC):

Your donation to the OCIC will directly support the Zoo’s conservation efforts for the threatened Eastern indigo snake!


Don’t forget—one of the best and most simple ways you can help the Zoo is to spread the word! Follow, like, and share our Facebook and Instagram pages. Tell your friends, family members, and co-workers about the Zoo and encourage them to support us, too!



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