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About ZMF

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Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF), formerly Zoological Society of Florida, is the private non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami Founded in 1956. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by loyal Zoo Supporters allows Zoo Miami to continue mission-driven initiatives and zoo enhancements to encourage an appreciation for the World’s wildlife to conserve it for future generations.

Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities, ZMF operates robust Learning Experience programs, supports vital conservation initiatives, and supplements key capital projects that bolster animal welfare and guest experiences at Zoo Miami. With one of the largest membership bases in South Florida, Zoo Miami Foundation continues to make a significant impact connecting with and educating the South Florida community to take conservation action!

 

We have a diverse workforce and serve a very diverse population. We stand behind AZA’s statement on Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion and Equality.

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Statement of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors On Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion and Equity

Adopted June 2, 2020

The killing of George Floyd is shockingly and disturbingly evil. And Ahmaud Arbery. And

Breonna Taylor. And Eric Garner. And on and on. It is often said that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. The evil behind these tragedies is grounded in privilege, and in prejudice and callous indifference toward black people and black lives. It must end, so good people and organizations must act with much greater urgency and intention.

We share the outrage over these senseless killings, and stand in solidarity with people of color and communities who are struggling to be heard and yearning to be safe. We recommit to eliminating all aspects of brutality, racism, and injustice that persist in our world, our nations, our communities, and our profession; to listening; to learning; to celebrating, supporting and protecting human diversity as passionately as we do the diversity in nature.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums envisions a world where all people respect, value and conserve wildlife and wild places. That vision says “all people,” so to achieve it we must create a world where black people are safe and welcomed in our communities, our member facilities, in nature and the field of conservation.

Our 240 member organizations aspire to be welcoming and peaceful places, equally accessible, so that all may enjoy and learn about the planet’s diversity. We revel in the differences we find in the natural world and the opportunity to present those differences to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender or class. At this precarious moment, we are asking our members to reflect on recent events, to listen even more intently to their communities, to listen and support their employees of color, to speak out, to act peacefully, and inspire peaceful action in others. Doing nothing, or even little, will allow evil to continue to triumph.

Statement On Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion and Equity


Philanthropy Supports Learning

The Learning Experience Department is dedicated to connecting the community to nature through interactive, creative learning and immersive volunteer opportunities.  Learn More >>


Philanthropy Supports Conservation

When you least expect it, perhaps even in your next travels through exotic faraway places, you may find yourself filled with pride when you come across the tremendous reach of Zoo Miami Foundation. Learn More >>


Philanthropy Supports Animal Residents

Maintaining the highest level of animal care is the heart of Zoo Miami’s mission. Through a strong partnership, Zoo Miami Foundation links donors to critical animal welfare improvement projects. Learn More >>


The Zoo Miami Foundation fosters community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secures financial support for the zoo.

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For more information on Zoo Miami Foundation and its programs, contact us (305) 255-5551 or development@zoomiami.org.

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