Naples Zoo, Inc.

Naples, FL   |  www.napleszoo.org

Mission

To inspire people of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world.

Ruling year info

2005

Principal Officer

Mr. Jack Mulvena

Main address

1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd

Naples, FL 34102 USA

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Formerly known as

Caribbean Gardens

Jungle Larry and Safari Jane's African Safari at Caribbean Gardens

H. Nehrling's Tropical Garden and Arboretum

Naples Zoo

EIN

56-2412630

NTEE code info

Zoo, Zoological Society (D50)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Our programs

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Education

Naples Zoo welcomes more than 360,000 visitors annually in offering an educational experience sought by parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, and teachers and their students. In seeking to increase visitors understanding of and appreciation for animals and nature, the Zoo offers educational program shows twice a day in its Safari Canyon theater area, Zoo Keeper talks and presentations throughout the day and an educationally-themed boat ride all of which is included with Zoo admission. Educational experiences are designed to create positive action-oriented behaviors that raise awareness and conservation of wildlife and wild places.

Population(s) Served

Naples Zoo supports conservation in two broad categories and both are supported through visitors, members, and donors. The first is our conservation and education mission within the Zoo to care for rare species, participate in Species Survival Plans®, and help everyone appreciate the natural world including promoting bird-friendly coffee and informing our guests about apps like Seafood Watch and sustainable palm oil that enable visitors to engage in direct action. The second is to directly help animals in the wild. We do this by supporting a variety of field conservation programs through financial and in-kind support. Each year, Naples Zoo supports around twenty different initiatives helping plants and animals from Florida panthers to Malayan tigers. Plus the Zoo annually funds the planting over 25,000 trees around the world. More about all of these programs can be seen at http://www.napleszoo.org/conserve.

Population(s) Served

Volunteers serve Naples Zoo in a very useful and vital capacity by making contribution to wildlife and wild places, as well as to guests who are both local and international. Volunteers provide many extra services that supplement the basic essential functions of the staff and improve the experiences of zoo guests. Our volunteers donate their time and talents to interpret exhibits, provide hands on educational opportunities, help maintain zoo grounds and exhibits, work special events and assist with the care of the animals. They play an important role in educating the public about animals and conservation and helping us meet our mission. Our program offers those selected as volunteers a chance to learn, develop new skills, and have a meaningful impact on the community both locally and internationally.

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Accreditations

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Naples Zoo will continue to dramatically expand its role as an educational resource for families and schools and will continue to serve as a major contributor to the region’s tourism initiatives. Naples Zoo will significantly increase its role in helping to protect endangered species and the natural world with an ever increasing focus on Southwest Florida.

Expansion of the Zoo’s educational programming portfolio to include early learning programs, Zoo camp, and educational outreach efforts into area schools and community groups.
Increased funding to and staff involvement in field conservation programs at the local, state, national and international levels.
Expanded Zoo facilities to include a new on-site education center, new veterinary hospital, new entrance experience, and new/renovated Zoo exhibits.

Strong financial stability and growing operational revenues. Recent launch of a $25 million capital campaign with $20 million earmarked for capital improvements and new facilities and $5 million earmarked for endowment. Strong, experienced, respected senior management team, Board of Directors and Zoo staff.

More than $7.5 million has been raised toward the Zoo’s $25 million capital campaign goal. New exhibits have been built for panther, pythons, giant anteater, and cotton-top tamarins. A new education center and new entrance experience have been designed and a new Veterinary Hospital is in the design phase currently. Major renovations have been completed at the Zoo’s Safari Canyon and its Alligator Bay exhibit area. The Zoo has recently hired its first Director of Education to expand and build upon the Zoo’s educational mission. A new senior management team and expanded Board of Directors have been formed in the past two years.

Financials

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Naples Zoo, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/5/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Carlo Zampogna

Paula Brothers

Retired

Susan Liberski

NCH Healthcare System - Physician

Stephen Hruby

Architects Unlimited - Founding Principal

Jutta Parsons

Retired

Jack Mulvena

Naples Zoo - CEO

Carlo Zampogna

Attorney

Thomas Beynon

Benefit Scientific - Founder and CEO

Reg Buxton

Life in Naples - Publisher

Todd Gates

GATES - Principal

Jason Parsons

Naples Beach and Golf Hotel - General Manager

Kathleen Leavesley

Fifth Third Bank - Vice President

Katie Haas

Boston Red Sox- Senior Director of Florida Business Operations

Kristine Meek

Harmon-Meek Gallery - Assistant Director

Otto Immel

Quarles & Brady - Partner

Ray Paprocki

Gulfshore Life & Gulfshore Business - Publisher

John Cox

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Lavender

Moorings Park Institute, Inc.

Ned Sachs

Retired

Sandy Stoner

J.P. Morgan Private Bank

William Thomas

Collier Family Office, Inc.