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What’s Your Zoo Story?

Everyone has their own Zoo story. Monty the penguin’s story started when he hatched here in May of 2015. As a respected member of the Humboldt penguin flock, he’s delighted millions of people in person and on social media, and even has his very own storybook.

Mother of two and Zoo Member Robyn Parker’s Zoo story started when she came here as a little girl. She remembers visiting Gemina the giraffe, riding the Zoo Train, and running around on the hilltop, and is now making new memories with her girls at the Zoo.

Whether you come here with family or friends, the Santa Barbara Zoo is a place where wonderful stories are written.

Please consider making an end-of-the-year gift so the Zoo can continue providing world-class care to the animals you know and love. Your gift not only provides much-needed support but also inspires others to care for wildlife and the world around them.

Join us in helping the Zoo to write more stories like Monty’s and Robyn’s! When you give a donation of $1,000 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Monty’s book, Monty’s Marvelous Adventures.

Leverage Your Giving

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a gift matching program? Ask your employer to consider making a matching gift to the Zoo this holiday season.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70½ or older? The IRA charitable rollover is permanent! You can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA – please consult your professional financial advisor for details. 

Donate Now

You can give by donating online using the form above, emailing, or calling the Zoo’s Advancement department at (805) 962-5339, ext. 110.

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103