Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Sarasota Bradenton Children's Zoo

Rating: 2.67 stars   3 reviews 865


P O Box 50217 Sarasota FL 34232 USA


Provide housing and medical care for rescued animals


Provided housing and medical care for rescued animals. Promulgated increased awareness of the public on the plight of animals and their habitats through our animal behavior exhibitions and eduicational demonstrations to approximately 25,550 visitors. We also provide additional education through out website.

Write a Review
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

(941) 371-6377

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on

Reviews for Sarasota Bradenton Children's Zoo

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was very surprised after visiting this "sanctuary". The organization is run by an ex-circus family and the animals are still put on display and forced to put on performances. I've visited twice and the first time I was there baby animals were taken outside of their cages to have their pictures taken with visitors. It seemed very much like a roadside attraction. I think the people running the operation love animals and have the best intentions. However, they also don't see anything wrong with using their "rescued" animals for performances. Call a spade a spade- this is no "sanctuary"

Flag review
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I found the staff and volunteers very loving toward the animals. The animals were healthy and well fed. Facilities were clean and in good shape. I feel the organization is living up to its mission and is doing a great job in caring for God's creatures. It was an interesting visit and I have more appreciation for what they do after going there.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?


How much of an impact do you think this organization has?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Flag review
Review from Guidestar
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization is not exactly what most people would consider a true exotic animal sanctuary. The founders are retired circus people, and many of the animals are used in performance acts that are passed off as "education." While the people who run the organization no doubt care about their animals, it appears to be more of a stationary circus disguised as a sanctuary, rather than a true rescue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...


Flag review