About Us

The Friends of the Bergen County Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit origination that is dedicated to providing financial support to the Bergen County Zoological Park for the welfare of its animals, educational programs and family-friendly facilities. It is the generous support of our sponsors, donors, members and zoo visitors that allow us to meet this mission. 

The Friends of the Zoo is honored to partner with Bergen County to support this beautiful zoo for the educational and recreational enjoyment of the citizens and visitors of Bergen County


The Friends offers Zoo Memberships that provide special benefits for its members, including free admission to the zoo and discounted or free admission to reciprocal zoos across the country.  Additionally, Zoo Membership entitles members to special member only events and the ability to purchase tickets in advance of the general public to highly anticipated events such as Zoo Boo.

The Friends of the Zoo is honored to partner with Bergen County to support this beautiful zoo for the educational and recreational enjoyment of the citizens and visitors of Bergen County. 

The Friends thank the Docents for their volunteer service that makes the Bergen County Zoo such a wonderful place to visit. 


2017 Friends of the Zoo Board
Tammy Levinson, President
Jonathan Remshak, Vice President
Jodi Ambrosio, Secretary
Jim Den Bleyker, Treasurer

Advisory Board Members:
Liz Carletta
Denise Solda
Fran Zakutansky

Mari Vella, Zoo Director


If you have any questions, please contact the Zoo Office, (201) 262-3771, or email us at friends@friendsofbergencountyzoo.org