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The Pride supports the annual fund and allows Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to thrive, grow and evolve.Make a Donation
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The Pride supports the annual fund and allows Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to thrive, grow and evolve. As the advancement partner of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Cleveland Zoological Society works to secure private funding that helps catalyze excellence at your Zoo. From creating a joyful summer day experience for more than 1 million guests a year, to educational programming for children, to efforts to secure a future for wildlife around the globe, the Zoo needs your support.
Your gift to The Pride supports annual unrestricted funding to the Zoo. The Pride (donors of $1,000 and up) help provide $2 million in operating support to the Zoo each year.
Your support allows us to:
Pride donors are invited by email to our ZooZoom virtual events. We will reassess our events mid-year and hope to gather in-person for the second half of 2021.
Tuesday, January 12 at 9 a.m.
Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building
Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 9 at 9 a.m.
Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine
Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 at 9 a.m.
Please reach out to Leta Obertacz, Director of Advancement, at (216) 635-3346 with your questions.
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Food for thought
How does the Zoo get enough browse to feed these animals each and every day?