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Santa Barbara Zoo
Phone: (805) 679-8450
Vice President of Advancement & Marketing: Elaine K. Mah Best
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.”
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
Elizabeth Challen, DVM
Yvette Birch Giller
David Graff, Esq.
Brian Kopeikin, MD
Clark Stirling, Esq.
William A. Brace
Arthur A. Henzell
Arthur R. Locker
Edward R. McToldridge, Director Emeritus