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Awaken Every Effort To Do Good

Philadelphia Zoo is a pioneer in the care of animals. With more than 160 years of experience and unmatched talent, the impact of our work extends far beyond our city – it impacts our world. Join us, and together we can protect the naturehood for the good of this generation and those to come.

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Our footprint, right here in Philadelphia, translates to action across the globe. We have pioneered what it means to be a zoo, and most importantly, a conservation organization. Now, we need you more than ever to support our mission to better our animals, our community, and our world. Join us.

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Ways to Give

Philadelphia Zoo is a charitable, tax-exempt organization, and relies on the generosity of our Zoo community to further our mission of conservation and discovery.

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Become a Friend of the Zoo

Amazing things happen every day at the Philadelphia Zoo – new exhibits, innovative animal trails, improved parking, making it the perfect time to join the Friends of the Philadelphia Zoo. The Friends are a dedicated group of members who make these improvements a reality.

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Become a Member

More than admission, events and parking. Each membership directly supports the care of Philadelphia Zoo animals and conservation efforts around the world.

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Keematee Trust

The Keematee Trust was established to distinguish donors who have ushered America’s first zoo through the most critical time in its history with philanthropic gifts of $25,000 or more.

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Bill McNabb, Chairman of the Board of Directors
"Zoos need to be there for people to experience the natural world in ways they cannot experience it otherwise. We need them to feel that connection to the natural world."

Contact Us

For questions, more information, or donor support, contact the Development department at 215-243-5673 or