Inheritances and Bequests

Time and again, friends and supporters of Schönbrunn Zoo choose to include us in their wills, making a key contribution towards the zoo’s continued development: from small cash donations to major bequests such as houses, plots of land or apartments. The zoo puts any such donations that it receives to the best possible use, helping to design and upgrade the enclosures for the benefit of the animals that live here.

Many of Tiergarten Schönbrunn’s projects simply would not have been possible without the kind support of the zoo’s friends and supporters. Our inclusion in the estate of Valerie and Anton Schindler, to pick one such example, was an enormous help for the Insect House. Another donor had a particular interest in protecting indigenous species. His bequest was used to make the outdoor Am Wasser aquariums possible. The proceeds from the sale of farmland in Lower Austria which had been left to the zoo were used to build the Giraffe Park.

Why make a donation?

Give a gift to our animals after your time on Earth. Your memory will live on at the zoo. By including us in your will, you will help take us a step closer to our goals – to the benefit of the animals, global conservation efforts and, ultimately, for humankind. A trip to the zoo brings into sharp focus the idea that we are all part of something bigger – the natural world.

If you have any questions or would like to support the zoo in this way, we would love to hear from you.