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Help The Animals

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a non-profit organization and every donation makes a difference!

Donate

Here’s how your tax-deductible donation will help:

$750 helps feed the tigers
$500 helps care for our baby orangutan
$300 helps feed the kangaroos
$50 helps bring zoo animals to local nursing homes
All donations are unrestricted and will be used to support general zoo operations.

To donate by phone, call our development team at (260) 427-2040. Don’t forget to check with your employer about matching gifts!

We welcome gifts through your Estate Plan, Bequest, Stocks, or Planned Giving. Please contact Amy at 260-427-2285 or e-mail amy@kidszoo.org to discuss securing the zoo’s future through your gift. If your company would like to become a Corporate Champion of the Zoo, contact Erin at 260-427-2318.

Adopt-an-Animal

By adopting an animal at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, you support exceptional daily care of the zoo’s animals. Our professional staff will provide the special diet, environment, and veterinary care that your animal requires.

Adopt for yourself or as a gift! Animal adoptions are perfect gifts for every occasion, especially birthdays, anniversaries, sympathies, back-to-schools, births, weddings, zoo trips, and more!

Featured Animal Adoptions

A featured animal adoption makes a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion!

 

When you adopt an animal for just $50, you will receive by mail:

  • Plush animal
  • Personalized wallet card
  • Photo of your animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • Letter from the zoo director

*$40 of your adoption fee is tax deductible. Quantities are limited.

 

Click below to see which of your favorite animals are currently available for adoption!

Classic Animal Adoptions

A classic animal adoption makes a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion!

 

When you adopt an animal for just $35, you will receive by mail:

  • Photo of your animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • Letter from the zoo director

*Your entire $35 adoption fee is tax deductible.

 

Click below to see which of your favorite animals are currently available for adoption!

If you have questions, or if you prefer to adopt by phone please call us at (260) 427-2040 Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Help the zoo while you shop!

Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Fort Wayne Zoological Society, Inc. when you shop with AmazonSmile. Click here to get started.

Kroger Community Rewards: Sign up online to support Fort Wayne Zoological Society, Inc. (organization #66857), and Kroger will donate to the zoo every time you use your Kroger card.

Wish List

Amazon Wish List: Items on our wish list support our animal care, operations, and educational programs and are updated regularly. Many of these items are behind the scenes enrichment items. While you may not see the animals enjoying your gift, please know that our animals will have hours of fun with these items in their off-exhibit areas.

Because Amazon does not provide us with any donor information, we ask that you include a free card with you name, address, and email address as a part of your package. Click here to view our wish list.

Thank you for your support! If you have any questions, please contact the development team at development@ki​dszoo.org or 260-427-2040. Federal Tax ID: 35-6068234.

Fundraising Events

Zoobilee 2019 - Otterly Amazing
Zoofari Logo
Corks For Conservation
Maskzoorade

Thank you to our generous corporate champions

Connect with zoo guests by sponsoring a zoo event, provide in-kind support, or explore a unique partnership with a Top Ten Zoo! For sponsorship information, contact our development department at 260-427-6844 or by e-mail for details.

Sweetwater Music Instruments & Pro Audio, Chuck & Lisa Surack

Rifkin Family Foundation

Lutheran Health Network
Kenn Feld Group
3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Kroger 2f Logo
SYM Financial Advisors
Steel Dynamics
Parkview
Coca-Cola
PNC

Volunteer

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo welcomes volunteers of all ages and appreciates the unique talents, knowledge, and enthusiasm that volunteers contribute to our organization.

Volunteers enhance the guest experience, assist in zoo operations, and help further the zoo’s mission through their service. We are committed to excellent support and training for the volunteer program.

Combine your love of animals and people by volunteering!

In appreciation for our Volunteers’ contributions to the Zoo, we offer:

A discount at the Wild Things Gift Shop
Monthly educational meetings
Volunteer newsletter
Professional recommendation for a job well done
Special recognition event

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