Year-End Giving

As we reflect back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022, we are proud of the work we have done, and the foundation we have laid for the Zoo moving into the future. The team at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been hard at work on our Purpose Plan—bringing together a strategic plan, master plan and business plan—with the goal of creating a 10-year roadmap to realize our vision of a world-class Zoo in the Central Valley.

The Purpose Plan process began with brainstorming sessions and workshops in which our staff looked at our history, our strengths in the present, and what we want to accomplish in the future. As an organization committed to expert animal care, education, and conservation, this meant discussing everything from our animal collection to how we welcome guests into the Zoo.

Through the coming year we will be working to complete Kingdoms of Asia, an imaginative experience of the wildlife and cultures of Southeast Asia. This immersive exhibit will open in late 2022 and is the next step in the process of creating a destination that will draw visitors to Fresno from the Central Valley and beyond.

This ambitious plan is why we need your support. Since 1929, Fresno Chaffee Zoo has inspired wonder of the natural world to generations of people, educating and inspiring for a lifetime. Help us build on that legacy of community support to continue creating a world class Zoo in the Central Valley. Together, we will build the inspiring experiences that create connections, build community and save wildlife.

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Please contact us at 559-498-5959 for any further inquiries regarding donations. Thank you for your support!

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