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Support the Zoo

Our Mission:

The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience
fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.


See What Your Gift Can Do

Each and every day, the Houston Zoo provides memorable experiences that connect people with nature and inspire them to protect animals in their own backyards and around the world. As the only non-profit, privately funded zoological park in the Texas Gulf Coast area, the Houston Zoo relies on generous community support to provide annual operating, program, and capital support. Donors play a crucial role in the success of the Houston Zoo’s education and animal care programs, global field projects, and local conservation initiatives.


could provide a weeks worth of bugs for our Attwater’s Prairie chicks


could help provide a day’s worth of fresh fish for our sea lions


could allow us to bring the Zoo to one Houston area classroom with our ZooMobile program


could provide a day’s worth of hay for our elephants


could provide a week’s worth of grub for 10 chimpanzees


could provide our animals with milk, cereal, peanut butter and other specialty items for a week

Thank You to Our Donors

The Houston Zoo is grateful for our many donors who generously give to support the Zoo’s core programs.


Check Out the Many Ways to Support Your Houston Zoo

Year-End Giving


From crickets and carrots to worms and watermelons, we go through tons of food to satisfy animal appetites. Give our animals the Gift of Grub this holiday season! Your contribution could be doubled because TXU Energy is matching gifts up to a total of $50,000 until December 31.


Donor Clubs
Attend a Gala or Fundraising Event
Corporate Partnerships
Houston Zoo Fund
Adopt an Animal
Protect Animals
Tribute Gifts
Leave a Legacy - The John and Ingrid Werler Society
Matching Gifts
Giving through Groceries

Please see our IRS Form 990 for additional information.


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