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All potential products for every area have to go through our Purchasing Department. Due to the large number of requests we receive we ask that all inquiries to our buyers’ office be made in writing. You may send a cover letter along with a prospectus or a catalog to:
San Diego Zoo
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego, CA 92112
Please understand that due to the large volume of inquiries received this office cannot personally respond to each request. A representative of this office will respond if an inquiry shows promise.
Please click here for volunteer opportunities at both parks.
The Zoo is a not-for-profit organization that works to conserve endangered species through management plans for our collections and for individual species. We are unable to accept animal or plant donations because to do so would mean that we would have less room for the species with which we are currently working.
As a not-for-profit organization, the Zoo depends on money raised from admission to assist it in maintaining the animals in its care and further its mission of conservation and education. We do recognize that many groups would like our assistance with donations and complete details can be obtained by calling our Donation Line at 619-231-1515 ext. 4266. The requesting organization must be located within zip codes 90000-92999 (as indicated on your letterhead).
All current employment opportunities are now listed on our website. Please click here to view current opportunities. Please keep in mind that we have an electronic application process and no longer accept paper resumes or applications. Unsolicited resumes are not kept on file. If offered employment, you must be able to present proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
As you can imagine, we receive hundreds of emails each week from guests requesting an interview with our animal care staff. We are unable to accommodate all such requests as this would take our animal care staff away from their primary responsibilities to the animals in their care. Information about animal species may be found on our web site in our Animal Bytes section.