Contribute to the Zoo

Take the Faris Challenge

One of our caring board members, Richard Faris, and his wife Marilyn, established the Faris Challenge in 2011. Because the Annual Fund Drive is so critical, for every dollar you donate between now and December 31, the Faris family will match it dollar for dollar, up to $150,000.  So your gift of $50 will be worth $100.  If you can give more, it will also be doubled and put to good use. 
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The Philadelphia Zoo is a leader in animal care, exhibition and breeding and participates in conservation programs around the world to safeguard wild animal populations and their habitats. The Zoo is on a mission, and we need your support to continue day-to-day and year-to-year to advance discovery, understanding and stewardship of the natural world.

In addition to feeding 1,300 rare and exotic animals, the Zoo's budget supports a dedicated team of keepers, support staff and full-time veterinary care, and pays for exhibit and garden maintenance and much of the Zoo's educational programming.

By making a donation, you are recognized as an honored supporter of the Zoo. You distinguish yourself as a concerned citizen for the welfare of the natural world, and you ensure that your Zoo will continue to grow and serve our community for the benefit of generations to come.

We truly hope you will consider making a generous contribution to the Philadelphia Zoo. By doing so, you touch many lives and take an active role in the Zoo's wildlife conservation efforts today and in the future.

Donate to the Annual Fund

By giving to Philadelphia Zoo's Annual Fund, your donation will go where it is most needed. Donate now!

Here are just some ways your gift will make a difference:
  • $25 admits two students who otherwise couldn’t afford to pay for a class trip to the Zoo
  • $50 buys fish for our birds and lettuce for our reptiles for a week
  • $75 buys honey for our bears for six months
  • $100 buys 100 lbs. of apples for our animals in the African Plains
  • $250 feeds one big cat for 3 weeks


Other Ways to Donate