The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which relies in large part on the generous contributions from people like you who care about our comprehensive animal care and education programs, as well as our critical wildlife conservation efforts. These efforts would not be possible without your support.

There are several ways to donate to the Zoo:

Make a tax-deductible, secure online donation

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  • Venmo Transfer: Maryland Zoo Donations, @marylandzoo
  • Gifts of appreciated stock: Stock instructions found here
  • Checks can be made out to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Donate a Gift Item

Would you prefer to donate an animal enrichment item? We created Wishlists at Amazon and Sanctuary Supplies to make it easy to purchase gifts that the Zoo needs for animal enrichment. Click the links below to view each wish list, add an item to your cart and select the Zoo’s address to ship it directly to the Zoo.

Amazon Wishlist

Sanctuary Supplies

Contact the Development Office

If you would like to speak to us directly about making a donation, please call 443.552.5293 or email To mail a gift to the Zoo, please complete our donation form and mail it along with your credit card information or check to: Development Office Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 1876 Mansion House Drive Baltimore, MD 21217 Please make all checks payable to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The Zoo’s EIN/Federal Tax ID number is 52-0996352.

Thank you for being a friend of The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Your support will make a world of a difference! Create a legacy — remember the Zoo in your will or trust.