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 programs at the National Zoo since 1958. FONZ has become so integral to the Zoo's operations and mission that there are few aspects of the Zoo's work that FONZ doesn't support in some way.