Frequently Asked Questions - Getting Involved
The San Diego Zoo’s policies require that all media requests be screened by our Public Relations office. Media are asked to contact 619-685-3291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
As you can imagine, we receive hundreds of emails each week from guests requesting an interview with our animal care staff. We are unable to accommodate all such requests as this would take our animal care staff away from their primary responsibilities to the animals in their care. Information about animal species may be found on our San Diego Zoo Animals website.
All current employment opportunities are listed on our website. Please click here to view current opportunities. Keep in mind that we have an electronic application process and no longer accept paper resumes or applications. Unsolicited resumes are not kept on file. If offered employment, you must be able to present proof of citizenship or legal right to work in the US.
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that works to conserve endangered species through management plans for our collections and for individual species. We are unable to accept animal or plant donations, because to do so would mean that we would have less room for the species with which we are currently working.
Please click here for volunteer opportunities at both the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
All potential products for every area have to go through San Diego Zoo Global's Purchasing Department. Due to the large number of requests we receive, we ask that all inquiries to our buyers’ office be made in writing. You may send a cover letter along with a prospectus or a catalog to:
San Diego Zoo
P.O. Box 120551
San Diego, CA 92112
Please understand that due to the large volume of inquiries received, this office cannot personally respond to each request. A representative of this office will respond if an inquiry shows promise.