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Toledo Zoo Contact Information
If you are planning a visit to the Toledo Zoo and need detailed information, driving directions, and more please visit the Hours, Admission, and Info page.
Anthony Wayne Trail Entrance (Main entrance):
Use this address for GPS devices or other map-based applications
2 Hippo Way
P.O. Box 140130
Toledo, OH 43614
Broadway Street Entrance:
2700 Broadway Street
E-mail address for general inquiries (note: all solicitation e-mails for products and services will be disregarded—general inquiries only please):
Discover Your Toledo Zoo, an Overview:
The Toledo Zoo is one of the world’s most complete zoos—it’s also the region’s top family destination! Let The Toledo Zoo take you from the Arctic tundra to the wilds of Africa, from the tropical rainforest to the Sonoran Desert and all points between—all in one great day.
Each year nearly one million people come to The Toledo Zoo to experience the wonders of the natural world, stroll our beautiful grounds and explore our historic WPA-era buildings. As you do, you’ll encounter animals ranging from mammoth African elephants and majestic bald eagles to tiny toads and and even insects and spiders. For more than 100 years, The Toledo Zoo has engaged and inspired countless families and created memories that carry on for generations. Come be a part of this incredible legacy and make a few memories of your own!
Map of the Zoo and Photo Gallery
Download our Zoo Guide Map to see a detailed map of the Zoo grounds.
Toledo Zoo Mission and Accreditations
Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.
As our mission statement indicates, the Toledo Zoo is committed to providing excellent care for our animals, as well as conserving the natural world. We are implementing multiple green practices in our operations, and several members of our staff are highly involved with conservation efforts, both local and international. We are working to preserve endangered and threatened species from butterflies and birds to toads and elephants. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), The Toledo Zoo is involved with breeding animals through the Species Survival Program that is helping to ensure a future for some truly amazing species.
The Toledo Zoo is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Click here to view our latest annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.
Click here to view our 2013 annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.
Click here to view our 2012 annual report as a PDF with links to multiple videos, animal fact pages, and behind the scenes stories.
Executive Director / CEO
Deputy Director for Animals, Conservation & Education
Director of Institutional Advancement
Director of Human Resources
Nancy L. Foley
Director of Finance
Director of Visitor Services
Director of Facilities & Planning
Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs
Director of Conservation / Research
Dr. Peter J. Tolson
Dr. Ric Berlinski
Curator of Behaviorial Husbandry & Research
Curator of Education
Curator of Fishes & Invertebrates
Curator of Graphics & Exhibits
Curator of Herpetology
R. Andrew Odum
Curator of Horticulture
Curator of Mammals
Dr. Randi Meyerson
Zoo Board Directors
Susan Allan Block
Anthony Brownie (ex officio member)
Carol Contrada (ex officio member)
Mary Ellen Pisanelli
Dr. Marcia Sloan-Latta
Complimentary Ticket or Membership Donation Requests:
The Toledo Zoo will consider donating 2 one-day admission passes (good for any daytime visit during the calendar year the tickets were issued) or a one-year membership to qualifying non-profit organizations (or groups sponsored by them) to be used as prizes or auction items for events or fundraising activities. To be considered for these donations, organizations must be located in Lucas, Wood, Monroe, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties. The Toledo Zoo will read all requests and consider each on an individual basis; however, not all requests can be fulfilled. Accepting a request does not guarantee it will be fulfilled the following year.
If you feel your organization qualifies, please mail us your request on your organization’s original letterhead (we cannot accept fax or email copies) and enclose a copy of your organization’s state or federal letter documenting your 501 (c) (3) status, along with self-address, stamped envelope to:
The Toledo Zoo
PO Box 140130
Toledo, Ohio 43614
Please allow 30 days for processing. Thank you for thinking of The Toledo Zoo!
You can also check into our Companies for Kids program where participating companies have donated Zoo tickets for organizations that serve low-income or disabled children. Click here to learn more
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