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Selig Legacy Society

Zoo enthusiasts who have included the Los Angeles Zoo in their estate plans are recognized as members of the Selig Legacy Society. The name honors the legacy of "Colonel" William N. Selig, who opened his combination movie studio and zoo in 1915 with more than 700 animals — the largest animal collection in the United States at that time.

Inspired by Colonel Selig's passion for animals, our Selig Legacy Society partners leave a legacy that will enable future generations to experience wildlife at our Zoo and promote the health and safety of animals in the wild.

While benefiting the Zoo in a lasting way, a planned gift may have great personal benefit by reducing estate taxes for heirs, avoiding capital gains, and increasing cash flow. Selig Legacy Society partners receive:

  • special recognition in the annual report and on the Donor Wall in the entry plaza
  • annual behind-the-scenes luncheon with the GLAZA President and the Zoo Director
  • insider information and invitations to other special events throughout the year

Contact us to find out how easy it is to join the Selig Legacy Society and help preserve wildlife and enrich the human experience.