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Smithsonian's National Zoo

At the Smithsonian's National Zoo, we save species. We provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats.

National Zoo Strategic Plan 223 KB

We Save Species

Friends of the National Zoo

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is the dedicated partner of the National Zoological Park. FONZ provides exciting and enriching experiences to connect people with wildlife. Together with the Zoo, FONZ is building a society committed to restoring an endangered natural world.

FONZ has been providing support to wildlife conservation programs at the National Zoo and around the world since 1958. Become a Friend of the National Zoo.

To celebrate our Zoo’s 125th anniversary, we need your help to bring back the animal that sparked the conservation movement and the founding of our Zoo, the great American bison. Bring Bison Back.