WHAT we do

The San Francisco Zoo provides our nearly 700 animals with superior care designed to advance their physical and psychological wellness. We believe that people have the intelligence and compassion to turn the current extinction and environmental crisis around; that’s why we have made it our goal to inspire our nearly one million annual visitors to take some form of conservation action. From providing visitors with an up close opportunity to observe critically endangered species, to operating our facility in a green manner, to working to preserve the habitat in our own backyard, the San Francisco Zoo practices what it preaches.

WHO we are

The San Francisco Zoo is a multi-faceted place. We are a 100-acre center for wildlife that provides exemplary care for rare and endangered species, including a botanical garden showcasing native plants and gardens, an interactive Children’s Zoo, informative special exhibitions and much more. We are an educational center providing learning programs and volunteer opportunities for children and adults. And most importantly, we are a recreation area where people can have fun and learn about animals.

WHY we do it

Our mission is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.



See more at: http://www.sfzoo.org/

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$25 provides an educational toy to entertain Hasani, our juvenile gorilla, encouraging him to learn through play.
$100 helps us to maintain our special outdoor lemur habitat for a week, allowing our playful lemurs to enjoy a special space to climb and explore.
$250 contributes to funding a recreational and enriching “snow day” for our polar bears, Pike and Ulu.