The Zoo Is Open
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The value of supporting the Cleveland Zoological Society is immeasurable. Every donation helps create a better zoo for our community. Through your generosity, no matter what the amount, know that you will be making a postive impact on securing a future for wildlife and ensuring the continuing prosperity of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
A recognized national leader in animal care and welfare, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo supports a holistic view of animal health - from diet, to enrichment and environment.
Zoos play an important role in education by introducing students to inquiry-based science that captures their imaginations and encourages exploration and innovation.
Zoos play an important role in international wildlife conservation efforts. Zoos also have the unique opportunity to educate and inspire guests on animals they see in their communities.
Since 1998, the Zoo Society has provided $30 million in funding for the Zoo's capital improvement projects.
Illegal wildlife trade
A black market turned “big business” is consuming wildlife at unsustainable rates.
A beautiful new home
The Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve more than doubles the space for the Zoo's Eastern black rhinos.
Food for thought
How does the Zoo get enough browse to feed these animals each and every day?