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A lifetime of inspiration begins at Cosley Zoo

Your gift to Cosley Zoo helps create connections between people and animals that will inspire lifelong conservation of the natural world.

Will you help change lives with a donation to Cosley Zoo?

Lama at Cosley Zoo
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Your donation has the power to change lives

CHANGING THE LIVES OF ANIMALS IN THE ZOO’S CARE

Your donation can change the lives of 232 animals in the zoo’s care, many of which are unable to thrive in the wild.

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  • 20+ exhibits and amenities have been constructed or updated since 1987
  • 100,000+ pounds of food are served annually to the animals of Cosley Zoo
  • 5,000+ hours are devoted annually to animal training and enrichment
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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CONNECTIONS WITH NATURE

Your donations allow visitors to make meaningful connections with the natural world that follow them home. Each spring, children and their families spend countless hours visiting with the lambs and kid goats in the barn. Every summer, daily visitors experience up-close interactions with animals and behind-the-scenes encounter programs like Bobcats Backstage, which give visitors a greater appreciation for the animals who are part of our local landscape.

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CONSERVATION

Your gift to Cosley Zoo makes conservation programs, such as the Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Project, possible here in DuPage County. These efforts have resulted in more than 3,000 endangered turtles being reared and released into the wild.

With your help in 2018, Cosley Zoo was also able to join with other zoos and aquariums around the world to work to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. With only 30 of these unique animals left in the wild, your support is critical for the species’ survival.

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION

Your support also makes possible educational programs that reach more than 94,000 people every year, providing hands-on learning experiences that not only directly support the state’s learning standards, but also excite people of all ages as they learn about the world around them.

Can we count on you to join us and change lives with a tax-deductible gift to Cosley Zoo?

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