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Leave A Legacy



Whether it's to honor or celebrate a loved one, a memorable event, or simply to add your personal name, business or organization to our zoo family of supporters, we offer the following as tax-deductible donations:

Brick Pavers

Build Your Zoo one brick at a time in this very affordable option! Show your support by adding a permanent brick paver to one of the zoo's many pathways. Your personalized inscription can be a celebratory message, a memorial tribute, or a recognition of your business or organization as a zoo donor.

  • $150 for 4" x 8"
  • $250 for 8" x 8"

Deck Boards

Join our "walk on the wild side". . . Over 3,000 feet of wood decking and bridge walkways will wind their way through the entire zoo. Your personalized deck board will be seen by millions of zoo-goers, year after year. Whether it's to commemorate a loved one, or a way for your business, group, or organization to show its support, an engraved board will contribute toward our efforts to Build Your Zoo.

  • $350 per board


To continue the vital bio-diversity of life at our zoo far into the future, a wide variety of tree and shrub species are being planted among our 25 acres. You can help us Build Your Zoo, literally from the ground up, by sponsoring a tree or a shrub planting.

  • $500 per shrub
  • $1,500 per tree


Imagine leaving a commemoration that truly stands the test of time. Our limited-edition legacy stones are one-of-a-kind additions to our rich zoo landscape that can honor your loved one in a very personalized way. Select a placement that has the most meaning, whether it's in our Big Cat Canyon or resting in our African Savannah. Each stone has a permanently mounted plaque with your personalized, engraved tribute message. It’s a rock-solid way to Build Your Zoo!

  • $5,000 per


The New Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is committed to our mission to provide vital wildlife and conservation education to zoo-goers of every age. What better way to participate in these efforts than by sponsorship of an educational bench to help Build Your Zoo. We will custom-design complementary information that meets your business or organization's messaging goals, or assist you to craft a personal message that demonstrates your educational support. An engraved plaque recognizes your generous participation in this meaningful and important zoo program.

  • $10,000
    per bench

For more information, please contact:

Development Department

251.256-7008 ext 124 •
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo • 20499 Oak Road East
Gulf Shores, AL. 36542 • 251-256-7008

Other Ways to Contribute

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is operated by The Zoo Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law for the amount exceeding fair market value of any goods or services received. Please consult with your tax advisor.