Current Species

Wildlife you can find at FITZ


Jaguar

Jaguar

Redfoot tortoise

Redfoot Tortoise

African Crested Porcupine

Red kangaroo

Red Kangaroo

Capybara

Capybara

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Spur Thigh Tortoise

Spur Thigh Tortoise

Broad snouted caimen

Broad Snouted Caimen

Gyre/Barbary Falcon

Gyre/Barbary Falcon

Emu

Emu

Lady Amherst Pheasant

Lady Amherst Pheasant

Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey

Coturnix Quail

Coturnix Quail

Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

Nene Geese

Nene Geese

Peafowl

Peafowl

Rhino Iguana

Rhino Iguana

Amazon parrot

Amazon Parrot


Why donate to the Florida International Teaching Zoo?


  • FITZ has been an active community member for over 20 years in the Marion/Sumter area.
  • We have had meaningful successes in our breeding programs, and currently have the largest multi generational group of patas monkeys in North or South America.
  • Our zoo is tied into the professional zoo world, we are NOT a backyard breeder or shady rescue.
  • Our mission includes education, which we emphasize in our tours, and provide outreach presentations to libraries and day cares.
  • Our zoo is funded through our own efforts, with no local, state, or federal funding.
  • We are a federal 501-c-3 not for profit facility. SC-10577 Tax deductible!
  • You can see your donation dollars at work in a small local facility, and even participate in our glass block honor wall to memorialize your contribution. Support us now! It's only a click away!

GLASS BLOCK HONOR WALL


Design your own custom message to be included in our "wall of honor" for a donation of $125.