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

South American Expansion
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor exhibit housing different species of tamarins and monkeys including Cotton Top Tamarins, Golden Lion Tamarins, Pied Tamarins, Geoffroy’s Marmoset, and Emperor Tamarins.
  • Will also house multiple South American birds and mammal species.
  • Exhibits are designed to hold multiple groups of the same animal, mix species within the exhibit spaces, and provide sufficient space for breeding in the future.
  • Will include a spacious interactive wall used for education, interpretation, keeper chats, and more.
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 entry 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
  • 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.

corporate or individual donations

Darde Long

CEO and President (423)551-3918 dlong@chattzoo.org

Liz Crowe

Chief Operating Officer (423)551-3918 lcrowe@chattzoo.org