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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!

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

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