The Wild Society of Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo seeks to establish and cultivate engagement with a diverse group of leaders targeted to Philadelphia-area adults, ages 25-45. These leaders are intended to be groomed to become the next generation of ambassadors by creating personal interest in the Zoo now throughout our future.

Our mission for this group is to (re)connect Philadelphia’s diverse, emerging leaders with Philadelphia Zoo to advocate on behalf of animals and habitats, and ensure a bright future for the Zoo through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Interested in joining? Please contact Ashley Eldredge at

The Wild Society of Philadelphia Zoo have yearly events, participate in Zoo community service and play a strong role in The Zoo’s vision for the future.

Emerging Leaders

2017 Philadelphia Zoo Global Conservation Gala

On Wednesday October 11, 2017, Philadelphia Zoo hosted its 8th Annual Global Conservation Gala. This iconic event, held at the Zoo for the very first time, celebrated the work and tenacity, passion and energy, dedication and commitment of remarkable people who are making a world of difference for animals and habitats here and around the globe. Members of the Wild Society, seen below, attended this wonderful event.