Why donate to the

Florida International Teaching Zoo?

  • FITZ has been an active community member for over 20 years in the Marion/Sumter area.
  • We have had meaningful successes in our breeding programs, and currently have the largest multi generational group of patas monkeys in North or South America.
  • Our zoo is tied into the professional zoo world, we are NOT a backyard breeder or shady rescue.
  • Our mission includes education, which we emphasize in our tours, and provide outreach presentations to libraries and day cares.
  • Our zoo is funded through our own efforts, with no local, state, or federal funding.
  • We are a federal 501-c-3 not for profit facility. SC-10577  Tax deductible!
  • You can see your donation dollars at work in a small local facility, and even participate in our glass block honor wall to memorialize your contribution. Support us now! It's only a click away!


Please Help Our Zoo

We are a 501-C-3 Not for profit corporation


Any amount helps! $5 or $10 adds up!

Artist's rendition of wall


Design your own custom message to be included in our

"wall of honor" for a donation of $125.