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Kandula, the Zoo's Asian elephant calfAs one of the few free zoos in the country, the National Zoo relies on the generosity of the community, our members, and our millions of annual visitors (including virtual visitors like you) to support our conservation and education efforts and to revitalize the Zoo.

When you support the National Zoo, you help us provide the highest quality animal care; advance scientific excellence in conserving wildlife; teach and inspire people to engage in conservation of wildlife, water, and habitats; and practice conservation leadership in all we do. Your donation to FONZ will be well spent. Eighty-five percent of our budget directly supports Zoo renewal, wildlife education, and conservation programs.

Your donation makes a difference!

If you prefer to donate by check (made out to "FONZ"), you can mail your donation to:

FONZ Development
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

If you would like to designate your donation to a specific Zoo cause, please indicate this in the memo portion of your check or call us at 202.633.2922.

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  • Donors giving $250 or more will be recognized in Smithsonian Zoogoer, our member magazine.
  • Donors giving $500 or more will be recognized in Smithsonian Zoogoer, in the FONZ annual report, and on our website.
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