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Please consider a financial gift to the Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative (BCBI). Here are just a few ways your contribution can be used:

  • Surveys and Research: provide field equipment, fuel, medicines, food, and supplies for bonobo surveys.
  • Primary Schools and Adult Literacy: support teachers, and provide school and classroom supplies.

Donations to BCBI are accepted by the Zoological Society of Milwaukee (ZSM), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo, Wisconsin.

All contributions to BCBI will support programs and work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ways to give:

Donate nowYou can make a secure online gift here. This link will take you to a secure online giving page on the ZSM website.

You can send a check made payable to ZSM-BCBI Program. If you wish to designate a particular program – surveys, communities, etc. – to support, please include on the memo line of your check.

Send the check to:

Conservation Department – BCBI Program
Zoological Society of Milwaukee
10005 W. Blue Mound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383

For questions and more information, please contact the ZSM’s Conservation Department at (414) 276-0339 or

Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To comply with Wisconsin Statute Section 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee will be provided upon request.

Thank you!