As an advocate for wildlife and wild places, Alexandria Zoo not only strives to make an impact for the animals in our care and around the globe, but to also inspire others to make a difference for wildlife.

Many projects, education programs, conservation efforts and new exhibits depend on additional support from private sources. Donations of products, money or in-kind services by businesses and corporations are welcomed.

Your tax-deductible gift helps us make a world of difference for animals here – and everywhere.

Alexandria Zoo accepts contributions through Friends of the Alexandria Zoo (FOTAZ). Formed in 1971, FOTAZ's purpose is to help support Alexandria Zoological Park, its animals, conservation efforts, and education programs, as well as aid in its continued development.

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Building a Better Zoo for our Animals and You

Help new exhibits and projects like the Australian Aviary take flight! Fulfilling Alexandria Zoo's mission requires ongoing investment in capital projects that best serve the Zoo's animals and guests.

Conservation Education

Where Fun meets Education and Nature Conservation

Support Alexandria Zoo's conservation-focused educational programs for kids and adults, volunteer program, special events and activities, and more!

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Helping Save Species

Become a partner in protecting wildlife and wild places! On behalf of Alexandria Zoo, FOTAZ contributes thousands of dollars each year to field conservation efforts around the globe.


Give a Gift to the Animals

Our keepers create stimulating environments for our animals through the use of enrichment like "toys", food items, and smells.

By purchasing a present from Alexandria Zoo's wish list, you can help us provide toys and other items that enable our animals to express their natural behaviors through playing, foraging and exploring their habitats.

Find items when you shop local or check out our online registry for specialty items.

Please, new items only
  • Boomer balls – various sizes
  • Natural fiber rope
  • Dried fruits (unexpired/unopened)
  • Variety nuts (no salt added/unexpired/unopened)
  • Herbs, spices and extracts (unexpired/unopened)
  • Perfumes and body sprays (unexpired/unopened)
  • Plastic wading pools
  • Shatterproof mirrors
  • Grapevine wreaths (all natural, untreated)
  • Plastic buckets (5 gal)
  • PVC pipes and caps (various sizes)
  • Carabiners
  • Misters/mister fans
  • Nature sounds CDs
  • Gift cards to home improvement stores for enrichment construction supplies

Online Registry

Wildlife Champions

Be a Champion for Wildlife

You can become a Wildlife Champion by symbolically adopting one of your favorite Alexandria Zoo animals! Your donation helps advance the Zoo's conservation mission and aids projects designed to enrich the lives of animals at the Zoo.

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Wildlife Champions

Honor a Loved One

Engraved bricks are perfect to commemorate special people or organizations while helping Alexandria Zoo at the same time. Personalized bricks are permanently installed in the Festival Plaza.

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Sponsors funding 75% of the total cost of construction of an exhibit will receive recognition at the site. For more information about contributions call 318.441.6833 or email
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Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810