Fort Worth Zoo


The oldest zoo in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoo was founded in 1909 with one lion, two bear cubs, an alligator, a coyote, a peacock and a few rabbits. From these humble beginnings, the Zoo has grown into a nationally ranked facility, housing more than 5,000 native and exotic species. The Zoo works to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.

How Your Donation Helps

49.8% of your car donation will go toward helping Fort Worth Zoological Association Inc. with their project: Animal and Conservation.

39.2% will go toward the project: Admissions and Attractions.

7.6% will go toward the project: Educational Programs.



  • Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
  • Cafeteria, restaurant, snack bar, food services, etc.

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1952

Your donations to Fort Worth Zoological Association Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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