Animal Care Fund

It is important for the Potawatomi Zoo to do its part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Unfortunately, this means we have had to delay opening the Zoo this season, and we have canceled Zoo programs, classes, and events until we can determine that it is safe to resume our regular schedule.

Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on ticket sales, zoo visits, and donations to operate. We will continue to provide excellent care for our animals but being closed will have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Thank you for your donation to our Animal Care Fund to support our zoo keepers, veterinary staff, and animals.

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    • 25 $


Your gift helps us care for the more than 400 animals at the Zoo by supporting animal care staff as well as providing food, enrichment, veterinary care.

You can also donate by check to Potawatomi Zoological Society, PO Box 1764, South Bend, IN 46634. Please write “Animal Care Fund” in the memo.

If you would like to become a member or are planning to renew your membership, doing so now would also help! You can check membership options and become a member (or renew) at

Thank you for your support!

For GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, we’re offering a few extra incentives.

$50 gift, receive a hand-written Zoo postcard
$100 gift, receive a pack of 4 notecards
$250 gift, receive a personalized thank you video from staff
$500 gift, receive a personalized thank you video from Josh Sisk, Executive Director
$1000 gift, receive an animal appearance on a Zoom call or meeting