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Our Mission

The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife.

More Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

Employer Matching Gifts

Double or even triple the impact of your gift to the Houston Zoo’s wildlife-saving mission! Click here to use our search tool to find out if your company will match your gift.

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Legacy Giving - The John and Ingrid Werler Society

If the Houston Zoo has enriched your life, you may wish to consider a planned gift to create a legacy that will help ensure the Zoo’s future success.

The John and Ingrid Werler Society was named in honor of long-time Zoo Director, John Werler, and his wife Ingrid, whose impact on the Houston Zoo spanned four decades. This society is an honorary group created to recognize and thank members and friends who provide for the future success and stability of the Zoo by including a gift in their estate plan. Many times, a planned gift allows individuals to make a much more significant contribution than what they are able to give otherwise. These types of gifts may also provide donors with a variety of tax and estate benefits to meet individual needs. We encourage you to consult with your attorney and/or financial planner for advice tailored to your particular goals and circumstances.

For further information about how to include the Zoo in your estate planning, please contact the Development team at or (713) 533-6819.

Tribute Gifts

Honor or pay tribute to the naturalist in your life with a donation to the Houston Zoo!

Whether you’re honoring a friend or remembering a loved one, your donation will support the Zoo’s animal care, conservation, and education programs.When you make a gift on someone’s behalf, the Houston Zoo will notify them or their family of your generous tribute (without specifying the amount).

Make a Tribute Donation

Give While You Shop

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Do you shop at Kroger? Be sure to enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and link your Kroger Plus Card to the Houston Zoo. When you swipe your Plus Card at checkout, a portion of the proceeds from your groceries will be donated to the Zoo in support of our animal care, education, and conservation programs. It’s easy to enroll, just link your Plus Card to NPO #81803 through the website below.

Learn more about the Community Rewards Program

Randalls Good Neighbor Program

Bring your Randalls Remarkable Club Card with you, along with the Houston Zoo’s Good Neighbor number, 2545, next time you check out. Present the number and your card to the cashier, and Randalls will donate to the Zoo based on your total annual purchases!

Learn more about the Good Neighbor Program

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