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Wild Bunch Young Leaders


Wild Bunch Young Leaders is Zoo Miami’s young friends group for wildlife and conservation enthusiasts ages 21 to 45. In addition to unlimited Zoo Miami admission, exclusive Wild Bunch events, and unique volunteer opportunities, members collectively determine what their dues and fundraising efforts will support.

Here’s how it works: when you join Wild Bunch Young Leaders, your membership dues are entered into a gift pool along with the proceeds from Wild Bunch events. At the end of the fiscal year, Zoo Miami staff will present project proposals to the Steering Committee, which will then select three proposals. All Wild Bunch members will receive an online survey and get to vote on which project to fund. This collective approach allows us to have a direct, tangible impact on the natural world.

For more information about Wild Bunch Young Leaders or to join over the phone, please contact Sarah Chapman at 305-255-5551 or

FRIEND ($500/year for two years)

• Includes Wild Bunch benefits for two adults
• Exclusive invitations to Wild Bunch events
• Unlimited Zoo Miami admission for two adults and up to four children
• One docent-led walkway tour for up to 5 people
• One complimentary giraffe feeding each visit
• Two one-time guest passes
• Membership in FOZM’s Keeper Circle
• Recognition in ZMF Annual Report
• Recognition on donor wall
• Invitations to biweekly conservation lectures
• Subscription to quarterly e-newsletter
• 3 volunteer events encouraged
• Ron Magill autographed 5x7 photo of a selected Zoo Miami animal

PATRON ($1,000/year for two years)

Includes benefits of Friend level plus:
• Opportunity to join steering committee
• Unlimited Zoo Miami admission for four adults and up to four children
• One behind-the-scenes animal encounter for up to 5 people
• Four total one-time guest passes
• Membership in FOZM’s Ambassador Circle
• Priority notice for event ticketing
• Ron Magill autographed 8x10 photo of a selected Zoo Miami animal

Upcoming Events

October 6, 2018: ZooRun5K

Run your heart out at the official Zoo Miami race.  Join the Wild Bunch team or start your own.  

March 15, 2019: Feast with the Beasts

Join us at our food and wine fundraiser featuring an after party hosted by Wild Bunch Young Leaders.


June 28, 2017 - Wild Bunch Young Leaders Kick Off Happy Hour 
July 22, 2017 - Service Day at Zoo Miami 


Can I set up a monthly contribution to pay my Wild Bunch dues?
Yes! Your Wild Bunch membership can be set up as a recurring monthly donation. Friend level members contribute $41.67 per month and Patron level members contribute $83.33. To set up a monthly donation, contact Sarah Chapman at 305-255-5551.

Is my Wild Bunch membership eligible for employer matching?
Many employers offer a matching gift program, which can cover a portion of your dues. Contact your Human Resources department to see if your employer offers charitable gift matching.

Why do I need to commit to two years?
What makes Wild Bunch Young Leaders different from other young professional groups is the collective fundraising aspect. In order to establish a solid foundation for the Wild Bunch gift pool, a two year commitment is required. 

Become a Member

Enjoy free admission, exclusive events and deals throughout the year, discounts inside the Zoo and more! Plus, your membership helps support our mission in conservation and education, making your Zoo better for you.

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