General Donations

To allow us to use your donation in the most needed areas Donate to the Zoo


John in Africa

The African lion exhibit opened in June, 2013. John the lion is the “mane” attraction!

Help us bring Africa to Cincinnati!  Phases I, II & III of the Africa exhibit are now open, and we’ve broken ground on Phase IV! We still need to raise more than $7 million dollars to complete the project.  The final phase, the hippo exhibit, is scheduled to open in summer 2015. 

Donate to Africa



Give a Tribute Gift

A gift can be made as a tribute to honor or remember a family member, loved one or friend. 

Give a Tribute Gift

A NEW (and EASY) Way to Give!

For as little as $5 a month (the equivalent of one fancy coffee!), you can join a group of dedicated supporters committed to making an ongoing, monthly contribution. Learn More Here

Erkenbrecher Society & Keeper Circle

Before making your donation, learn more about our Andrew Erkenbrecher Society and Keeper Circle to see if your charitable contribution entitles you to increased member benefits.


Behind the Scenes Experiences

Choose from experiences with elephants, penguins, rhinos and sea lions! A portion of each Behind-the-Scenes Experience is tax-deductible. Learn More Here


Purchase Animal Art

 Looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Let our rhinos and elephants make art for you.

Learn More about the Zoo’s Artist.

Polar Bear Challenge

A team of researchers led by CREW Director, Dr. Terri Roth, are racing against the clock to save the polar bear.

Learn More on how to help out with  Polar Bear Challenge.


Leave a Legacy

 Name the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in your will/estate or gather more information on making a planned gift to the Zoo. Call the Zoo’s Development Department at (513) 569-8218.

Learn more about leaving a legacy to the Cincinnati Zoo.


Commemorative Brick

 Purchase a commemorative brick to help pave our Vine Street Entry Village.


Purchase a Commemorative Brick