Annual Appeal

Seasons Change. Our Mission Doesn’t.

As a non-profit organization, Elmwood Park Zoo always relies on your donations to pursue its conservation and education mission — but your contributions are most needed as we head into the winter season. From increased food cost for animals adding on their “winter weight;” to costly heating bills for keeping tropical animals warm; to the added need of plowing, shoveling and salting our pathways, the financial strain of winter is when we need you most.

Consider donating $95 in honor of the zoo’s 95th anniversary!
AND LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW YOU CARE! #EPZAppeal

Don’t forget to double your donation through your company’s matching gift program!
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Your Donation Makes a Difference.


An extra supply of treats ensures the animals are happy and healthy all winter long.

Extra bedding and heat will keep the animals toasty and warm even as the temperature drops.

Special tools help the keeper and maintenance staff battle the ice and snow.

Enrichment items will keep the animals entertained during indoor snow days.

Vet-care supplies keep our animals healthy and comfortable all year long.

And check out these other great ways to support your community zoo!