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Annual Fund

Your Help Supports It All Creatures come in all shapes and sizes, and donations do too! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we rely on donors like you to help us inspire people to love, engage with, act for, and protect animals and the places they live. With your support of the Call of the Wild Annual Fund, your donations will help with a variety of mission-supporting efforts at San Antonio Zoo.

Train

Since 1956, the San Antonio Zoo Eagle, formerly known as the Brackenridge Eagle, has chugged along the tracks skirting the banks of the San Antonio River as it makes its way through one of San Antonio’s most popular parks.

Zoo School

Will Smith Zoo School is a nature-based preschool connecting children to animals and the environment. Donate to Will Smith Zoo School and help children grow with nature.

Animal Health Center

San Antonio Zoo is pleased to announce that plans are underway for a much needed expansion to our animal hospital. The expansion includes a new surgical unit, pharmacy and lab and will add 1,054 square feet to the existing 2,658 square feet animal hospital.

Conservation

Wildlife conservation and education are at the forefront for San Antonio Zoo’s Department of Conservation and Research. Your support of the San Antonio Zoo Conservation Fund ensures the success of critical Wildlife Conservation Programs, both locally and internationally, to secure populations of endangered wildlife and protect vanishing wild places.

Texas Horned Lizard

The Texas Horned Lizard Reintroduction Project at Center for Conservation and Research (CCR) at San Antonio Zoo seeks to restore the Texas horned lizard population by working with private landowners to introduce zoo hatched lizards in areas where it has disappeared in recent decades. CCR assesses candidate release sites based on several criteria using remote habitat ranking and boots-on-the-ground surveys. In addition, CCR provides management guidance and assistance to landowners who wish to manage their property for native biodiversity, including horned lizards.

Project Selva

San Antonio Zoo’s Center For Conservation and Research is working with indigenous communities in the upper Amazon Basin of Peru to help provide a continuous revenue stream that does not involve timber harvest or oil extraction. Indigenous families make and export their handmade crafts where they are sold in our zoo gift shops. With your help, we can continue to help our indigenous friends and provide an alternative revenue stream for their communities.

Texas Blind Salamander

San Antonio Zoo is thrilled to announce the first-ever successful hatching of three Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) in its lab at the Center for Conservation and Research (CCR). Texas blind salamanders are listed as an endangered species by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and live only in the San Marcos pool of the Edwards Aquifer.

Planned Giving

Why make a Planned gift to San Antonio Zoo? A Planned gift to San Antonio Zoo affords you the opportunity to meet multiple personal goals. Through a collaborative process with Zoo leadership and your advisors, you can be certain that your individually tailored gift will mutually benefit San Antonio Zoo and you!

Honorarium

Honor the special people in your life or celebrate a special occasion – birthday, anniversary, or wedding – with a gift to the zoo in their honor. The San Antonio Zoo will send acknowledgement of your gift to the recipient.

Memorial

A memorial gift to San Antonio Zoo is a heartfelt way to pay tribute to a friend, colleague, mentor, or loved one while supporting the zoo’s mission of securing a future for wildlife. When you make a memorial or tribute donation you will receive a receipt acknowledging your gift. If you choose, we will also send a letter to the individual(s) being honored or a family member of your loved one who has passed, informing them of your gift but keeping the amount of your gift confidential.