Circle of Wildlife Goal

Circle of Wildlife Goal

Support our Carousel and make lasting memories.



Donate Now!

Circle of Wildlife Carousel

Who can forget their first trip to the Zoo? The adventures, the awe-inspiring sights and sounds, the joy of discovering something new! Carousels—like zoos—hold a special place in our lives and memories. The magic, the music and the motion capture our imaginations and fill us with anticipation.

Opening in 2014, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Zoological Society are proud to present the Circle of Wildlife Carousel & Healthy Habitats Nature Play Zone. Crafted by the talented artisans from The Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, the carousel will feature beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted wooden figures.

Thematically focused on animal homes around the world, the carousel will introduce visitors to grasslands, tropical and temperate forests, tundra, rivers and oceans.

You’re invited! Now is your opportunity to be at the center of this wonderful new project. By supporting the Circle of Wildlife Carousel, you will help deliver memories for a lifetime and help create an iconic and lasting legacy for the Zoo. Gifts of any amount are welcome. In addition, naming opportunities, figure sponsorships and an exciting array of recognition options are available. For more information, please contact the development office at (216) 635.3325.

Click here for a map of the wildlife figures to be featured on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel.

Click here to make a donation.

Read the recent Plain Dealer article.