Naples Zoo Emergency Operating Fund

Naples Zoo is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and does not receive any government funding toward our Zoo operating budget.  We have prided ourselves on the fact that our operating budget has been funded entirely from our earned revenues such as admission, membership, and concession sales.  All charitable support is directed to our education programs and capital improvements designed to make Naples Zoo an even better community resource and experience.  As has always been the case, and even now during our closing, all of our animals will continue to receive the same superior care, veterinary care and enriching opportunities daily – a standard that is never compromised.  However, during this closure and current state of uncertainly for our future, we will lose a significant amount of earned revenues for every week and month that passes. With March and April representing two of our largest attendance months, we are looking at a more than $1 million loss in earned revenues tied to our closure. Please consider a donation to our Emergency Operating Fund to assist us in the care of our animals and team members. Your support is critical - now more than ever.


Your gifts make a difference.

When you make a donation to Naples Zoo, you are providing critical support for animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation.

Naples Zoo, a historic Naples landmark, welcomes over 370,000 visitors each year. We strive to inspire a conservation ethic in our guests through engaging, educational experiences that serve to increase appreciation for the natural world. Your kind support makes this work possible. Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3 not-for-profit organization. All contributions to Naples Zoo, Inc. are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Gifts of all sizes are important. With a donation of $1000 or more, you will join the Naples Zoo Society and receive several exclusive benefits.

Don’t forget to match!

Did you know you may be able to double your donation? Many companies are proud to support nonprofit organizations doing great work in our community, and the Zoo’s a perfect match! Ask your Human Resources Department if your contribution is eligible for a matching gift. Once we receive your employer’s contribution, the gift will automatically be applied to your donation. Please email your company’s Matching Gift Form to or send by fax to (239) 262-6866.

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please send your check and/or matching gift form to:

Naples Zoo

ATTN: Development

1590 Goodlette Rd. Naples, FL 34102