Sunset Zoo is a division of the City of Manhattan's Park & Recreation Department and is supported by two 501c3 not-for-profits, the Friends of Sunset Zoo and the Sunset Zoological Park & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Found in 1933, the Zoo was developed as a way to enhance our community's quality of life, a value that remains integral to our operations today. Learn more about our history.
Help Us Preserve Our Natural World
As an accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, we are challenged daily to inspire the conservation of the natural world; private support is crucial to meet our education and wildlife conservation goals.
Your support, no matter the level, joins a network of 200+ AZA-accredited Zoos and Aquariums working to save endangered animals worldwide. Click below to learn how to make a difference through your local Zoo.