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Nashville Zoo

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Nashville Zoo is a zoo based in Nashville, TN that was founded in 1989. As of 2019 they had $23 million in revenue and $103 million in assets.

In fulfillment of our mission to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership, we hope to succeed in building a first class zoo for Middle Tennessee and to develop a facility tha...

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Program areas at Nashville Zoo

The organization provides the general public with a zoo where it maintains animals and informs and educates the public about nature, animals and conservation.zoo: record annual attendance with 1,053,725 visitors and record daily attendance with 18,019 visitors during the eggstravaganzoo easter event. One new exhibit (expedition peru: trek of the andean bear) opened to the public. The zoo welcomed a visit from jack hanna who said "this is one of the top 5 zoos in the country - easy." The zoo transitioned into its new hca healthcare veterinary center to prepare to open to guests in early 2019. This vet center offers zoo guests the opportunity to see animal exams and procedures happening through viewing windows, as well as animal neonatal care. More than 92,000 individuals watched scheduled animal shows and more than 181,000 were able to meet animals up close along the trails through informal animal encounters with our ...

Education: 40,244 students visited through field trips with 9,741 from title i schools. More than 4,100 students participated in a wild encounters program during their visit. Homeschool days programs served 1,139 homeschool students ages 5-14. 1,579 campers from 52 groups for overnight camps visited and the summer camp program reached 807 youth and continues to be recognized by nashville scene readers as one of the best in the area. Expanded partnership with croft middle design center and worked closely with school to improve curriculum for zoology course.

Conservation: more than $620,000 was given to help fund conservation efforts around the globe in 2018. Nashville zoo sent many animal staff to various countries, including africa and peru, to help conserve animal species in the wild and help organizations with little to no help. Zoo staff continued several vital research and breeding projects and made significant strides toward saving many species. Herpetology staff produced the largest amount of eastern hellbenders via hormonal induction and artificial fertilization any zoo has ever produced. The zoo produced 994 critically endangered puerto rican crested toad tadpoles and sent them to puerto rico for release into the wild populations. The critically endangered cotton-top tamarin couple produced two healthy offspring and the blue-billed curassows produced three viable eggs, which produced three healthy chicks. With only 750 of these birds left in the wild, each successful hatch is critical.

Form 990s for Nashville Zoo

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 31, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Nov 15, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 18, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 18, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Nashville Zoo

Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,246,965
Program services$6,258,633
Investment income and dividends$600,169
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-19,565
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$720,493
Net income from fundraising events$821,249
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,118,247
Total revenues$23,746,191

Vendors for Nashville Zoo

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Cherry Bekaert LLPTax accounting2020-01-31
██████ ███Software2019-09-21
███████ █████ ████████████Construction Work Project Management$128,0142018-12-01
███████ ███████████Alcohol Related Fundraiser Consulting$49,8552018-12-01
████ █████████ ███Contract Labor$174,6372018-12-01
███████████ ████████Exhbiit Construction$236,0002018-12-01
██████ █ █████Insurance agent or broker$4302016-12-31
████ ████ █████████ ███████Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Consulting (pension), Participant loan processing, Participant communication; Insurance$6,4392016-12-31
...and one more vendors

Personnel at Nashville Zoo

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Andy TillmanChief Operating Officer$119,611July 8, 2020
Kim PridgenChief Finance-July 8, 2020
███████ ████Chief Development Officer$163,714Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████President and$518,410July 8, 2020
██████ █████████Past Chief Finance Officer$141,919Dec. 31, 2018
█████ ██ ██████Chairman$0July 8, 2020
█████ ██████Vice President$34,403July 8, 2020
█████ ██████Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
████████ █████Vice - Chairman$0Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Secretary$0Dec. 31, 2018
...and five more key personnel

Peer zoos and acquariums

1Tennessee Aquarium501(c)(3)$24 millionChattanooga, TN
2Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society501(c)(3)$23 millionColorado Springs, CO
3Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk501(c)(3)$11 millionSouth Norwalk, CT
4ZooTampa501(c)(3)$26 millionTampa, FL
5Woodland Park Zoo501(c)(3)$44 millionSeattle, WA
6Columbus Zoological Park Association501(c)(3)$89 millionPowell, OH
7Chicago Zoological Society501(c)(3)$68 millionBrookfield, IL
8The Buffalo Zoo501(c)(3)$8.5 millionBuffalo, NY
9Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium501(c)(3)$21 millionPittsburgh, PA
10The Phoenix Zoo501(c)(3)$30 millionPhoenix, AZ
11Oregon Coast Aquarium501(c)(3)$10 millionNewport, OR
12The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore501(c)(3)$18 millionBaltimore, MD
13Naples Zoo501(c)(3)$8.4 millionNaples, FL
14Houston Zoo501(c)(3)$103 millionHouston, TX
15Elmwood Park Zoo501(c)(3)$9.4 millionNorristown, PA
16Sacramento Zoological Society501(c)(3)$8.8 millionSacramento, CA
17Great Plains Zoo & Museum501(c)(3)$8.5 millionSioux Falls, SD
18Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's501(c)(3)$61 millionOmaha, NE
19Dallas Zoo501(c)(3)$27 millionDallas, TX
20Shedd Aquarium501(c)(3)$65 millionChicago, IL
21Bayorg501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Francisco, CA
22Audubon Nature Institute501(c)(3)$34 millionNew Orleans, LA
23Akron Zoological Park501(c)(3)$14 millionAkron, OH
24Living Desert501(c)(3)$18 millionPalm Desert, CA
25Georgia Aquarium501(c)(3)$96 millionAtlanta, GA