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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 learn 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.

Unrestricted gifts to GLAZA support membership, volunteer programs, marketing, publications, and restricted fundraising for conservation, Learning & Engagement, capital projects, and animal health and welfare.

Donations are processed by WePay and will appear as WPY* on your credit card statement. 

Donate by mail:
GLAZA Development Division
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027-1498

For more information or to donate by phone, contact the Development office at (323) 486-4253 or email [email protected]

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

You can make a tribute or memorial gift by calling (323) 486-4253, mailing your donation to the address above, or with your online donation. When making a donation online, click the "Make a donation in name of" box at the bottom of the Personal Info section at checkout to turn your general donation into a tribute or memorial gift. Honorees will receive notification of the gift via a card in the mail or an emailed certificate.* Donor name(s) will be included in the notification, but the gift amount will not be disclosed. 

*If you are making a donation in memory of, please enter the name of the person you are remembering in the "Honoree Name" field and include the name of the person to notify in the "Honoree Address" field.

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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Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association FAQ
Is my donation tax deductible?
Depends on a few factors like if you received a reward in exchange for the donation and the value of your donation above that rewards cost, etc. You may contact the nonprofit you donated to directly to receive information on whether or not your donation is tax deductible. Nonetheless, the emailed receipts you will receive for your donation is the documentation you need to make it tax deductible.

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Is my donation and credit card info secure?
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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?
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