Gulf Breeze Zoo Donates $50,000 to Worldwide Conservation Programs

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Staff reports

The Gulf Breeze Zoo and its Zoofari Parks sister zoos, Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, Va. and Alabama Safari Park in Hope Hull, Ala., is proud to have donated $50,000 to conservation programs worldwide in 2020.

“Conservation is at the core of our beliefs. Our parks, along with our very valued guests, allow us the opportunity to make a huge impact on saving species globally,” cited Eric Mogensen, CEO of Zoofari Parks.

“Our successes are fueled by our guests and their visitation. Although 2020 was a challenging time for many, our parks provided a safe and pleasurable escape for many families. Making a personal connection with our animals, while assisting us with conservation programs, provides a win-win for all.”

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is home to over 900 animals, with 38 species listed as threatened or endangered. Founded in 2010, the privately owned and funded park now welcomes guests from all over the country each year. Through admissions and animal encounters, each guest contributes to the conservation programs. These programs, administered through our Conservation Coordinator, funded grants to 17 non-profit wildlife conservation programs, spanning 130 countries. 

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is conveniently located off Highway 98. The Zoo opens at 9 am daily, visit for updates, hours, events and more.