The Chattanooga Zoo is always growing and changing to better fulfill our mission to create connections between people and animals. Be part of the zoo’s legacy and continued growth by donating to our capital improvements today!

African Expansion
  • Multiple exhibits including giraffe and lion, supplemented by smaller African animal exhibits and mixed species holding areas.
  • Multiple view opportunities per exhibit
  • Commanding views of the new exhibits from the front entrance of the Zoo
  • Stations for animal feedings and encounters for guests
  • Areas for interactive education encounters, keeper talks, and small group presentations
  • Special Event Plaza holding up to 300 guests
  • Additional concessions building with catering accommodations
  • Create an exhibit that will propel the Zoo to new levels as a leading destination in Chattanooga.
  • Strengthen the Zoo’s business model and create opportunities for increased revenue.
  • Further the Zoo’s conservation and education mission.
  • Establish higher standards of exhibitory, animal viewing, and immersion.
  • Integrate the new development into the overall guest experience.
  • Ice Cream Safari
  • Ice Cream Safari
  • Ice Cream Safari

How You Can Help

New construction projects and other capital improvements require widespread support from all zoo supporters. Your generous support and love for your community Zoo will help us achieve our goals and stay true to our mission. Gifts of all sizes are needed and together we can make this amazing project a reality.

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corporate or individual donations

Darde Long

CEO and President

Hannah Hammon

Director of Advancement   (423) 693-1322 x 5703

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