Virginia Safari Park Awards
$50,000 to conservation in 2020

March 05, 2021

Natural Bridge, VA- The Virginia Safari Park and its Zoofari Parks sister zoos, Gulf Breeze Zoo and Alabama Safari Park, donated $50,000 to conservation programs worldwide in 2020.

“Conservation is at the core of our beliefs, and our parks, along with our very valued guests, and allows us the opportunity to make a huge impact on saving species globally.” cited Eric Mogensen, CEO. “Our successes are fueled by our guests and their visitation. Although 2020 was a challenging time for many, our parks provided a safe and pleasurable escape for many families. Making a personal connection with our animals, while assisting us with conservation programs, provides a win-win for all.”

The Virginia Safari Park is home to over 1,000 animals, with 20 species listed as threatened or endangered. Founded in 2000, the privately owned and funded park now welcomes guests from all over the country each year. Through admissions and animal encounters, each guest contributes to the conservation programs. These programs, administered through our Conservation Coordinator, funded grants to 17 non-profit wildlife conservation programs, spanning 130 countries.

Virginia Safari Park is a 180-acre drive-through adventure located in Natural Bridge, VA. Visit for updates, hours, events, and more.