Help Zoo Jersey get through Covid-19

Zoo Jersey is the NY/NJ area's premiere wildlife education company serving literally hundreds of thousands of adults and children in the metro area, bringing much-needed wildlife education and inspiration to one of the country's most populated areas.  If you've ever attended a Zoo Jersey show or have seen Danny make an appearance, you know that Zoo Jersey is unlike anything out there and right now we're in trouble...

Today, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will likely not be returning for the rest of this year which results in 70% of our revenue lost. Birthday parties are not being planned during social distancing and it's likely that summer camps will also be delayed if allowed to operate at all this year, which will single-handedly shut down our business.

Without any funding over the last two months, all of the expenses for caring for our animal ambassadors are starting to build up, we have our animals spread over 3 locations to make sure they get the best possible care during this unfortunate time which makes it an expensive and time-consuming endeavor to keep our animals happy and healthy.   Soon as resources run out we will have to disband our Animals Ambassadors and send them off to live at other wildlife education facilities as it's what Zoo Jersey animals love doing...showing off for the public.

This would likely destroy me, if you know me you'll know that my animals are everything to me.  One of the things that makes Zoo Jersey so unique and that each and everyone of our animals are superstars, they have been worked with extensively for years and I've put so much time, effort, and love into them.  Parting with some of my animals like my Laughing Kookaburra would leave me miserable which is why I've finally broken down and set up this account.  We needs funds, and we need them now to keep Zoo Jersey alive.

My goals are to be able to provide the best possible care, housing, and all necessary medical care for the next 3 months to get us over this scare and get back to putting on the funniest, most interactive and unforgettable Wildlife Program known.   

It's taken all I have to set up this account so please consider even the smallest of donations to keep Zoo Jersey afloat so that we can continue to provide the services our Natural world needs, so that we can keep inspiring the future to invest in our world.   I will gladly schedule a video call with the animal of your choice for all donors of $100 or more. 

Thank you for your consideration, please stay safe and don't forget to enjoy the wildlife around us during these stressful times. 

Please contact me with any questions.

  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
  • Robert Van Der Kley 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
  • Aaron Rodriques  
    • $5 
    • 16 mos
  • Emily Medeiros 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
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