Zoo Miami Foundation

About Zoo Miami Foundation

Zoo Miami Foundation, formerly Zoological Society of Florida, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Zoo Miami Foundation was founded in 1956 when the Zoo was located in Crandon Park at Key Biscayne. Starting in the mid-sixties, Zoo members spearheaded a campaign to include plans for a bigger, better zoo on the Miami-Dade County "Decade of Progress" bond issue. Voters approved the bond in 1972 and nine years later Zoo Miami opened its gates at its current location.

Today, Zoo Miami Foundation is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida. Its Board of Directors includes community leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who are committed to the education, conservation and recreation goals of Zoo Miami. While Miami-Dade County operates and maintains the Zoo, Zoo Miami Foundation, backed by its strong membership, supports Zoo Miami's programs and enhancements.

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

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


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October 2019 Miami, FL
“Going to the zoo almost every day being in. An animal friendly environment ”


May 2019 Miami, FL
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