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Connect. In this living institution, you can experience the diversity and mystery of a larger world. Here you learn about exotic animals you may have only read of-their lives and habits, as well as their threatened existence. Here, we strive to save endangered creatures. Here we provide the context for understanding the interconnectedness of all living things, and, ultimately learns what it is to be human. 

Imagine. The Zoo occupies a unique place in the culture of our city. It introduces a slice of nature at its wildest and often most exotic into our urban setting. It provides a dynamic and imaginative setting to teach people about the world of animals. It allows us to see, smell and feel the presence of animals both large and small, majestic and delicate, vulnerable or even near extinction. When you hear the roar of a lion, or the beautiful vocalizations of the gibbons, or the piercing squeals of the giant river otters, for a brief moment you can imagine what it might be like in their natural habitats. These sounds and smells can transport you to places you never dreamed of.

Give. By making a gift to support the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you become an active participant in providing a secure future for a wondrous variety of life. The Zoo is a unique oasis that celebrates your passion for wildlife, connects you to the natural world in a very special way, and inspires you to care. Whether you want to support the conservation of plant or animal species, capital projects, education or community outreach, the Zoo offers numerous options for your philanthropy. General donations support the mission of the Zoo and are most appreciated.

You can make a donation by phone or through a stock transfer. Transfer instructions can be downloaded here. If you choose to make a donation by phone, please contact the Development Division at (323) 644-9105.

You can also donate by mailing your gift to the following address:

GLAZA Development Division

5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027-1498

On behalf of the approximately 1,400 animals who call the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens their home, thank you for supporting the Zoo!

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Yes, the security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity recognized by the IRS. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.

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You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your donation is submitted and your credit card is processed. Your donation will also show up on your bank or card statement within 1-3 business days.

Do I get a receipt?
Yes, a receipt is sent to your email inbox once your donation is processed. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each period when your donation is processed.

Is my donation private?
We will not share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.