Wuppertal Zoo Society (Zoo-Verein Wuppertal e.V.)
The Wuppertal Zoo Society is a group of people involved in supporting and promoting the Zoo. First established on 27 October 1955 as a registered society, it currently has around 1.250 members and is a member of the Gemeinschaft Deutscher Zooförderer (GDZ), an association that supports and promotes zoos.
Objectives of the Zoo Society
The Zoo Society is committed to the conservation and extension of the Wuppertal Zoo, its facilities and animal enclosures, and aids the Zoo in its marketing activities. Additionally, it supports research programmes at the Zoo as well as the conservation and preservation of endangered species in the field. Members of the Zoo Society actively help the Zoo on numerous occasions.
What advantages does the Zoo Society offer its members?
Members of the Zoo Society can take advantage of a wide range of benefits:
- Guided Zoo tours with experts
- Lectures, films and slide shows
- Day trips to other zoological gardens
- Tours of several days to other zoos both within Germany and abroad
- Expert advice on animal husbandry
All members are informed regularly of activities and are sent the Zoo Society's Pinguinal magazine free of charge.
Furthermore, the Zoo Society offers the opportunity to make contact with others who are especially concerned about the welfare of the Wuppertal Zoo and its animals, and who want to ensure international conservation and preservation programmes are practised worldwide.
How do you become a member of the Zoo Society?
We would be delighted if you could support the Zoo Society and its work with a donation or by becoming a member. You can print a membership form (membership form only available in German) here. Please send donations to our account, IBAN DE36 3305 0000 0000 9777 77 at the Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal, SWIFT-BIC: WUPSDE33XXX. Thank you very much!