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  • Let your love for the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas show on #GivingTuesday by making a donation no matter how big or small to the Friends Of Ellen Trout Zoo. (FOETZ)
  • Your donations will help our local zoo grow, and help wildlife all over the world.
  • Give and encourage others to give, to create a real impact. Let's turn #GivingTuesday into #GivingZOOday.

You made it relatively unscathed past Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We are now moving on to Giving Tuesday, and one local organization is hoping for your donation.

Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo (FOETZ) are turning the power to do something great for our local zoo over to you during #GivingTuesday. They have gone so far as to do a bit of rebranding and turning it into #GivingZOOday, along with other zoos in the AZA (Association Of Zoos & Aquariums.)

Jessica Carrasco
Jessica Carrasco

If you want to give directly to our zoo go to on November 28, 2023. Spread the word when you give on social media using the hashtag #GivingZOOday so FOETZ can share.

Your Donation Helps Ellen Trout Zoo In Many Different Ways

  • Inspire people to value and conserve our natural world.
  • Provide the very best care for hundreds of animals at Ellen Trout Zoo.
  • Helps create new programs for guests of all ages like their popular summer camps.
  • Further their goal of saving species from extinction.
  • Help our local zoo grow while helping wildlife globally.
Melissa Hernandez
Melissa Hernandez

Your generous donation will go directly to FOETZ, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to support and develop Ellen Trout Zoo.

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