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Brookfield Zoo Chicago can accept donations through the PayPal Giving Fund. If you would like to donate via PayPal, please click here. Please note, you will be taken off the website managed by Brookfield Zoo Chicago to the charity page for the Society on the PayPal website. When donating, you have the option to make your donation anonymous. We would prefer you do not, so we can properly thank you for your gift. Also, anonymous donations will not be considered if you are attempting to attain an Elite Status. If you have any specifics around the gift you make via PayPal (i.e. honor or memorial gift, or a gift to a specific fund), please contact us at SafariCircle@CZS.org or 708-688-8560.
 

General guidelines for non-cash donations

For electronics to generally be accepted, the value of the electronic item typically must have a fair market value greater than the cost of shipping the item to the donation facility.

Brookfield Zoo Chicago will from time to time accept donations of animals from the public, however, we do not accept domestic animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, ferrets, cats, dogs, parakeets, and farm animals. Other animal such as captive bred reptiles, exotic birds and mammals may be accepted only on a limited case by case basis.

The Zoo will not accept wild native species, those possessing such animals should contact your nearest rehabilitation organization or the Illinois Department of Natural Resources who can provide information on the location of rehabilitation organizations

ANNUAL FUND

All the pieces of our work reflect our passion for what we do, and it all comes together because of YOU. Your tax-deductible gift to Brookfield Zoo Chicago in any amount directly benefits the care of animals, positively affecting our communities and sustaining our planet’s limited resources! Read more

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BISON CIRCLE

The Bison Circle recognizes those generous donors who are committed to our mission—to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature—and are able to support the Society through significant gifts to the Annual Fund of $2,000 or more. Read more

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MEMORIALS

Brookfield Zoo Chicago offers a number of ways for donors to make a gift in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one while providing financial support to the zoo and our mission. Read more

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PLANNED GIVING

Through planned giving, you can have the assurance your legacy will inspire generations to come as they experience a connection with wildlife and nature through the work of Brookfield Zoo Chicago! Read more

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PARTNERS

Brookfield Zoo Chicago provides unique opportunities for your company to demonstrate a commitment to conservation, environmental education, animal care and welfare, and community outreach through philanthropic support, sponsorship, and more! 

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Resources raised through the Conservation Fund support Brookfield Zoo Chicago's conservation research and education efforts at the Zoo and around the world.

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