Zoo History

 

 


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens opened in its current location in July, 1975. 

 

However, we can trace our roots back to 1923 in Downtown Sanford. 
 

 

 

 

  

The mission of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is to provide experiences that excite and inspire children and adults to learn and act on behalf of wildlife. Over the years, we've inspired and taught hundreds of thousands of guests and school children, and we continue to grow!

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