Preservation & Environment
Santa Barbara Zoo
The California zoo is home to more than 500 animals from 146 different species that live in open, naturalistic habitats overlooking the Pacific Oc...
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) was established in 1963 to provide financial and mission support to the Los Angeles Zoo. The zoo was founded in 1966, a decade after L.A. residents determined that their burgeoning city had outgrown the small Griffith Park Zoo and passed a bond measure to build a new one. Today, the city-owned L.A. Zoo spans 133 acres and is home to more than 2,100 mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, including members of 58 endangered species. Additionally, the Botanical Gardens are home to 7,000 plants from 800 species.
Through its work, the L.A. Zoo aims to create an environment for recreation and discovery, inspire an appreciation of wildlife through exhibits and education programming, ensure the highest level of animal welfare, and support programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat. GLZA's critical support for this mission includes fundraising, membership, special events, travel programs, community relations, and the volunteer program.
General Operating Support