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Support the Houston Zoo Fund

The Houston Zoo Fund delivers excellent animal care, inspiring education programs, and effective wildlife-saving efforts. As a non-profit organization, the Zoo depends on contributions from donors like you to help ensure the continued success of this unique Houston treasure. After all, where else in our community can you meet so many animals, while knowing that your support saves their counterparts in the wild?


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What Your Gift Could Do

Help care for our animals…


31-year-old Bornean orangutan Pumpkin is a recent arrival to the Zoo. Your gift supporting our animal care program could provide him with enrichment treats like avocados and iced tea pops.

…save their counterparts in the wild…


Newborn Baird’s tapir Antonio is growing up safe, but his species is endangered due to habitat loss. Your gift to save animals in the wild could help buy field supplies for our tapir conservation partners in South America.

...and inspire a new generation of wildlife heroes.


No trip to the Zoo is complete without a stop to see our ring-tailed lemurs! Your gift supporting education programs could award field trip scholarships to students so they can meet this father and daughter pair, Tango and Tully.


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When you make a gift to the Houston Zoo Fund, you support the Houston Zoo’s core programs:

Animal Care and Enrichment – The Houston Zoo is home to more than 6,000 animals representing over 800 different species from around the world. Our animals receive the best in veterinary care, nutritious meals and plenty of enriching activities.

Saving Animals in the Wild – In addition to building appreciation for wildlife around the world, the Zoo participates in many regional and international conservation programs that are bringing animal species back from the brink of extinction.

Education – The Houston Zoo provides numerous education programs to individuals of all ages in an effort to communicate the importance of caring for all animals and to ignite a passion for learning and conservation.

Maximizing Your Support

Does your company have a matching gifts program? Corporate matching gifts are a great way to multiply the impact of your contribution. By taking advantage of your company’s matching gift benefits, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution. The proceeds from the match will be designated for the same program as your original gift. Contact your Human Resources Department to learn if your employer has a matching gift program.

Completed matching gift forms (provided by your employer) can be sent to:
Houston Zoo
Development Department
1513 Cambridge Street
Houston, Texas 77030


Questions? Please contact the Development department at (713) 533-6705 or