The Emporia Friends of the Zoo (EFOZ) was founded during 1978. The Society's stated purpose has been to provide financial support for the expansion, development and maintenance of the Zoo. By nature, Zoo operations and projects are expensive. Therefore, we solicit contributions, memberships and support to help us accomplish our goals of providing birds, animals and Zoo facilities in which Emporia and the surrounding communities can take great pride. We are proud of our accomplishments; however, much remains to be done. We invite you or your organization to become members of the Emporia Friends of the Zoo. All memberships as well as donations are tax deductible and provide help necessary to achieve goals for various Zoo projects.