To instill a passion for the natural world through recreation, conservation and education.
The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park has been known as "a jewel of Orange County" since its opening in 1952. Today, this small zoo is an oasis in the city where families can play, learn, and spend time connecting with nature together. Featuring plants and animals of South America, the Santa Ana Zoo is home to many species of primates and a variety of endangered species from the region.
Volunteers play an important role in many departments of the Zoo and Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ, a non-profit support organization). We truly could not do everything we do for the community without our volunteers. Everything we do contributes to our mission "To instill a passion for the natural world through recreation, conservation and education."