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All Together for Animals Concert

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‘Zooper Heroes’ Celebrates Human and Animal Super Powers at the Santa Barbara Zoo

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The Santa Barbara Zoo Welcomes Five New Board Members

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An Oasis for Animals and Humans Alike

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Santa Barbara Zoo

www.sbzoo.org
Phone: (805) 679-8450
Vice President of Advancement & Marketing: Elaine K. Mah Best

Mission

The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

A Lifelong Connection to the Zoo

“We’ve been fans of the Santa Barbara Zoo since it opened and have been lifelong members. We raised our kids at the Zoo with help from Zoo Camp and all the wonderful events that they and eventually our grandchildren enjoyed so much. The Zoo is beautiful and staffed by the most kind and courteous people. We’ve been able to see so many animals up close and personal; among our favorites are the Humboldt penguins and the island foxes. As proud sponsors of the Zoo’s upcoming Australian Walkabout, we are excited for the exhibit to entertain generations of visitors to come.”
– Mr. Thomas Crawford III & Mrs. Nancy Crawford
proud Zoo supporters

Be a Part of the Zoo’s Mission

In the summer of 2021, the Santa Barbara Zoo will open its brand new “up close and down under” exhibit experience. The Australian Walkabout will allow guests to get up close and personal with some of the Land Down Under’s most iconic animals.

The cost of the entire project is $3 million. The Australian Walkabout replaces the elephants’ old enclosure and yard. Given the enormous cost of taking care of elephants, Zoo President/CEO Rich Block anticipates that the Zoo will be able to absorb the care and feeding costs of the new residents.

All donors who give $1,000 or more will be featured on the official Australian Walkabout donor board at the Zoo. 

Board of Directors

George Leis, Chair
Amy Pryor, Vice Chair
Joanne Funari, Treasurer
Robyn Parker, Secretary
Erika D. Beck, PhD
Vincent Caballero
Elizabeth Challen, DVM
Daniel Cohen
Eileen Dill
Ginni Dreier
Yvette Birch Giller
David Graff, Esq.
Michael Hurst
Stuart Jenkins
Kelly Jensen
Brian Kerstiens
Brian Kopeikin, MD
Elizabeth MacPhee
Jesse Perez
Derek Shue
Clark Stirling, Esq.
Crystal Wyatt

Honorary Directors

William A. Brace
Arthur A. Henzell
Peter Jordano
Robert Kallman
Arthur R. Locker
Barbara Merritt,Deceased
Edward R. McToldridge, Director Emeritus