Did you know that the L.A. Zoo attracts more than 1.8 million visitors a year??And we are growing.

Seeing an exotic animal up-close is both an educational and visceral experience – you see how they move, you hear a roar or a snort, and sometimes you even smell them! Suddenly, they are very real to you… and it makes you start to care about what happens to them. Helping our Zoo visitors to develop environmental awareness, knowledge, and empathy, is a top priority for the L.A. Zoo whose mission is saving animals from extinction. The L.A. Zoo is an incomparable educational and inspirational asset for Los Angeles.

You can be a part of our efforts to educate, inspire, and protect.

GLAZA has a variety of donor programs and giving opportunities that help us inspire our visitors, support species around the world, and provide you with some wonderful benefits.?Be a part of something special and support this amazing community resource.

If you would like to talk with someone about giving, please call the Development office at (323) 644-4782.

Visitors at Sea Life Cliffs

Ways to Support the Zoo

GLAZA Giving Guide

Make a General Donation

Making a general contribution has a direct impact on the more than 1,400 animals that call the L.A. Zoo home. By providing immediate and vital resources for ongoing operations and programs, you ensure funds can be spent where and when they are needed most.

Join the Safari Society

This upper-level annual giving program allows donors at a range of giving levels to help advance the mission of the L.A. Zoo while enhancing their own visitor experience through docent-guided cart tours, VIP events, close encounters with wildlife, and much more.

A.D.O.P.T. an Animal Species

Assist our global conservation efforts with A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Depend on People, Too!). Become an “ADOPTive” parent to any species of animal at the L.A. Zoo and help protect and preserve wildlife worldwide.

More Ways for Individuals to Get Involved

  • Name an Animal You can name a resident of the L.A. Zoo!
  • Commemoratives Honor those closest to your heart with a lifelong tribute.
  • Planned Giving Find out more about how you can provide future support?for the Zoo through your estate plan and join?our Selig Legacy Society.

Ways for Businesses to Get Involved

  • Corporate Sponsorships Heighten your business image, expand your brand awareness, and potentially increase sales volume— all while demonstrating social responsibility.
  • Business Partners Business Partners annually support the L.A. Zoo’s work in conservation, education, and wildlife preservation while enjoying benefits and privileges offered to their employees.
  • Matching Gifts Many employers provide a matching gift service to their employees.


Volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling the L.A. Zoo’s mission of “Nurturing Wildlife and Enriching the Human Experience,” from helping with office work to assisting our Animal Keepers. We invite you to join this dedicated team.

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) respects the privacy of the personal information shared with us by our donors.?View Donor Privacy Policy >

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