Mission: John Ball Zoo inspires our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment.
Impact: Located in a 103 acre park and occupies approximately 31 acres 4th most attended cultural facility in Michigan 500,000 visitors annually 700,000 people reached annually with wildlife and conservation messages Over 213 species and over 2,220 individual animals are care for daily Participates in 34 Species Survival Plans & 39 taxon advisory groups $40,000,000 annual economic impact Over 48,000 economically disadvantaged children and adults in Kent and Ottawa counties provided free Zoo admission through our JUMP program
Key Staff: Peter D'Arienzo, Chief Executive Officer Andy McIntyre, Chief Operating Officer Michael Gantt, Chief Financial Officer Mike Lomonaco, Chief Development & Community Engagement Officer
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John Ball Zoo, tax identification number 38-6076879, is an I.R.C. Section 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your contribution is tax deductible. John Ball Zoo has the top Charity Navigator rating — 4 Stars/Exceptional Only 10 percent of accredited zoos and aquariums reach this high standard. For more detailed information, click here.