It's important to note that while Zoo New York is in New York, it is not a state-funded zoo. We rely primarily on admission tickets, memberships, special events and very importantly donations!
The quality of life for the animals under our care is truly inspirational. You may not know this, but many of the animals here at the zoo came to us as rescues in need of a home, like our Mountain lion, bobcat, and golden eagle just to name a few. Many of the animals under our care are endangered or extirpated from New York state altogether. Meaning Zoo New York is the only place you can see them at all!
But keeping up with the needs of such fantastic creatures gets more expensive by the year. We wouldn't be able to keep up the work we do here without YOU! please consider making a contribution to the wonderful cause here at Zoo New York.