Support Sunset Zoo

Sunset Zoo is a division of the City of Manhattan's Park & Recreation Department and supported by two 501c3 not-for-profits, the Friends of Sunset Zoo and the Sunset Zoological Park & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Found in 1933, the Zoo was developed as a way to enhance our community's quality of life; a value that remains integral to our operations today. Learn more about our history.

Help Us Preserve Our Natural World

As an accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution we are challenged daily to inspire conservation of the natural world; private support is crucial to meet our education and wildlife conservation goals.

Your support, no matter the level, joins a network of 200+ AZA-accredited Zoos and Aquariums working to save endangered animals around the world. Click below to learn how you can make a difference through your local Zoo.

Connect With Us

To learn more about how you can join us in our work, contact the Zoo's Marketing and Development Officer, Rachel Herrod at or 785-587-2737.