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National Zoo Emergency Fund

We Still Need Your Help!

Whether it’s pandas or porcupines, at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, we save species. Along with our sister organization, Friends of the National Zoo, we welcome over a million guests each year to our free zoo in D.C., providing engaging animal experiences and valuable tools so visitors can join the fight to save species and their homes in the wild.

We are so excited to welcome you back to the Zoo, and we are working diligently to make sure that all our guests will enjoy a fun, safe visit through measures such as social distancing. To be as safe as possible, we are limiting the number of people that can visit each day. This leads to a safer, more comfortable Zoo visit—but it also means we will still need outside help to raise the funds on which we rely.

These continue to be difficult times, so we must fall back on your passion for our critical mission now more than ever. You can help us by donating to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s Emergency Fund today.

Please donate today. Your support is essential to achieving our mission.

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Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Zoo’s emergency fund! Those who generously donate $250 or more to the National Zoo Emergency Fund make it possible for the Zoo's animals to receive extra-special enrichment. If you donate at this level, we will let you know when you can visit one of the Zoo’s webcams to see an animal receive a treat or toy, sponsored by you. You will also receive a personal thank you from some of the Zoo’s residents.

Special thanks to our generous $250+ donors:

  • Linda Aarness
  • Tom Ainsworth
  • Lucy B. Alexander and Braden M. Murphy
  • Jodie and Theodore Allen
  • Jennifer Alvidrez and Carlos Tovar
  • Suzanne Amidon
  • Roger and Karoline Anders
  • Anonymous
  • Jessica Ayers
  • Megan and Andrea Bachinski
  • Kristen Bageant
  • Yvonne E. Barton
  • Mrs. Louise R. Beale
  • Ivey M. Bedsole
  • Ms. Kyle Z. Bell and Mr. Alan G.R. Bell
  • Saundra Bosche
  • Anonymous
  • Patricia Allen Bradley
  • Harold M. Brierley
  • CeCe Brotchie-Fine
  • Linda Browdy and Michael Hand
  • Anna Brown
  • Victoria A. Brown
  • John P. Staskal and Pamela Bruce-Staskal
  • Christine B. Brunner
  • Petra Burke Ramirez
  • Mary Ann Bush and Michael Harbison
  • Pam Cantelmi
  • Rachel Carrig
  • Anonymous
  • Kathryn Catania
  • Juan Cebral and Gabriela Marani
  • Theresa Chambers
  • Russell and Judith Chandler
  • Tae-Wook Chun
  • Nancy A. Cisneros
  • Cara Ciullo
  • Karyn and Wayne Clark
  • Samantha Sibley
  • Suzette Collinson
  • Stanley and Linda Collyer
  • Col. James M. Compton
  • Sandra Cortina
  • Patricia Cosler
  • Philip and Roberta Cronin
  • Steven M. Crutchfield and Eloise O. Hatfield
  • Carolyn Deeley
  • Sherri Dembowski
  • Bonnie Docherty
  • Margaret Duff
  • Stephanie Eckman and Abe Usher
  • Richard Eisenstein
  • Babs Eisman
  • Marion Ekpuk
  • Donna Ellenson
  • Anonymous
  • Lee R. Feierabend
  • Sherry Ferguson and Robert Zoellick
  • Sarah M. Ferko
  • The Finer's
  • Leslie Finster
  • Gail A. Fleming
  • Barbara Francis and Robert Musser
  • Enid Galliers
  • Song Ge
  • Crystal Geise
  • Anonymous
  • Laura and James Gilbert
  • Sandy Gill
  • Mark Giza
  • Julie Goldman
  • Andres Gomez
  • Neal R. Graumann
  • Linda Greenway and Pete Wilhelm
  • Barbara A. Greer
  • Gary and Christine Grindler
  • Michele Hagans
  • SLH and Family
  • Maia Hansen
  • Michael Hardy and Christopher Biggs
  • Julie Hart and Rusty Brewer
  • Ann Hathaway
  • Doris L. Hausser and Susan Warner
  • Carolyn and Donald Heim
  • Anonymous
  • Julia Hendon
  • Sue Henry
  • Sally T. Hillsman Ph.D.
  • Laura Hoffman
  • Angie Hogencamp
  • David and Gay Holmes
  • Daniel Holt and Kimberly Stock
  • Ann and Joseph Hotung
  • The Huang Family
  • Christine Hudson
  • Joel Ihnen and Kate Shanahan
  • Phyllis Isler
  • Ida James
  • Elaine Jay
  • Christine Jensen and Kevin Smith
  • Billie Johnson and Janet Martin
  • Claire Jones
  • Karen Kagan
  • Tony and Samantha Kahn
  • Christopher Keele
  • Carla Kenworthy
  • Geraldine Kilkelly
  • Nancy F. King
  • Karie Kirkpatrick
  • Christine Kohl
  • Martha and Sarah Kolodzy
  • Susan Jones Krider
  • Vello and Jane Kuuskraa
  • Sara Larner
  • Laura Lebow
  • Katherine Leon and William Callahan
  • D'Ann and John Lettieri
  • Carin and Jason Levine
  • Jessica Lilley
  • Jan Lipkin
  • Stacey Lipscomb and Sean Haag
  • Irene Loh
  • Kenneth Lore
  • Angelito and Jill Lucena
  • Adriana Luedke
  • Meredith Lynch
  • Joleen Macek
  • Judy Maggio
  • Jennifer Main
  • Rina Majmudar and Derek Haller
  • Christopher and Kathleen Makuc
  • Eloise Malinsky
  • Andres Mancipe
  • Susan and Frank Mars
  • James and Victoria Martin
  • Tara Massini
  • Anne McBride
  • Cynthia and Scott McCabe
  • Patty L. McCoy
  • Elizabeth McPartland
  • Lynn Mento
  • Margaret Miles
  • Kristie Miller
  • Tara and Michael Miller
  • Kendra Miller
  • Joanna A. Miller
  • Laura Mitterman
  • Elizabeth and David Moore
  • Anonymous
  • Deborah Moreland and Sean Burns
  • Ruth O'Donnell Mutch
  • Ronald V. Neblett
  • Mari S. Newell
  • Brian Newhouse
  • Paige Newman and Eric Newman
  • Pauline Bray Nutting
  • Jane O'Brien
  • Marie and Gary O'Neil
  • Renee Oberlin
  • David and Brenda Okita
  • Liesl Okuda
  • Marian Osterweis
  • Dana Partos
  • Daphne and Harvey Patrick
  • Aristides Patrinos and Kathryn Hoff-Patrinos
  • Linda P. Patterson
  • Megan Pavelich
  • Daphna Peled and Shawn Delaney
  • Francisco Pereira
  • Kenneth and Susan Pergrem
  • Amber Perry and Margo Jenkins
  • Corinna and Joseph Pierson
  • Denise Podolski
  • Julia Portocarrero
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Prather
  • Jill Ptacek
  • Patricia and John Purcell
  • Linda Revere
  • Kristin Rey
  • Yolanda Reyes
  • Tina Rhea
  • Sarah Rhodes
  • Diane Rivinus
  • Cynthia Rizzo
  • Alonford Robinson
  • Juan Rodriguez
  • Randi Rubovitz-Seitz
  • The Sanders Family
  • Brian Sands and Leslie Oakey
  • Jo Anne Sanford
  • Wendy Sauder
  • Elizabeth Scharman
  • Neil Shah
  • Diane Shaw
  • Bonnie Lewis Sheehan and Alena Sheehan
  • Grace Gao-Sheppard and John Wade Sheppard
  • John Sherburne
  • Susan and Eddie Shey
  • Wallette Shidler
  • Dr. Samantha Simmons
  • Sandra Sisler
  • Molly Smith
  • Pete Smith and Marcia Marsh
  • Sara Smith and Al Harley
  • Pete Smith and Marcia Marsh
  • Louise Snyder
  • Andrew Snyder and Julie Nemecek
  • Robert Sorey and Taylor Mayo
  • Lori Souder
  • Chelsea Sparta
  • Georgia Spears
  • Robert and Karen Stanga
  • Keith Steele
  • Nancy Stevens and Michael Shaw
  • Anonymous
  • Jon and Ellen Strbak
  • Joanna and Alice Sturm
  • Anonymous
  • Leslie Grumm Swerbilow
  • Beatrice Taylor
  • Sabrina Taylor
  • Jennifer Megan Telfair and Stephen Cha
  • Paula S. Thiede and C. Wakefield Martin
  • Bryan Thompson and Shana Hofstetter
  • Jessica Thorn and Jeff Skinner
  • Florence-Marie Tiar
  • Alyson Jordan Tomaszewski
  • Nicole Topa
  • Kelley Torpey
  • Jennifer Turner
  • Laura Turner
  • TWH Family Fund
  • Kathy Udell
  • Anonymous
  • Jim Vella
  • Lorin and Kenneth Venable
  • Nila and Nadhi
  • Cassandra Vose
  • Karen Walker and Graham Warwick
  • Mary Wasson
  • Lisa and Jay Watts
  • Dave Webb
  • David Webber and Joelle Faucher
  • Julianne G. Weisshaut
  • Tracey and Garwood Whaley III
  • Mary Wheeler
  • Margaret Wiken
  • Leslie S. Wilkes
  • Diane and Kevin Wilshere
  • Nicole Winard
  • John and Martha Wolf
  • Robin Wright
  • Kathryn and Robert Zoon
Privacy information

If you would like to mail your gift, please send it to:

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
Membership Department
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516
Washington, DC 20013-7012

For questions and additional information please contact us or call 202-633-2922.

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is a nonprofit organization, charitable tax ID number 52-0853312.