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Honor a friend or family member with a tribute gift to Zoo Knoxville.


Zoo Knoxville has a Memorial Program for those who would like to remember the life of a family member, friend or beloved pet. You can also give a thoughtful gift to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion by donating to the Zoo in honor of that special someone. We’ll send a letter personalized with your message to the person you designate to be notified of your donation. (The amount of the gift will not be indicated.)




Designate a favorite corner of Zoo Knoxville in honor of a special person or event or in memory of a loved one. We will help you find the perfect spot for your tribute bench near a favorite animal area or garden. An everlasting bronze plaque will be cast with your personalized inscription and mounted on a park bench. Benches create a lasting place of honor to visit for years to come and are available for donations of $2,000 or more.


For more information regarding memorials and honorariums or our tribute bench program contact Dana Decareaux at [email protected]

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