Since its foundation in 1956, the society of supporters, "Society of Friends and Supporters of Wilhelma", has aimed at giving financial support to Wilhelma, with all its animals, plants and buildings. As a rule single projects are supported.
All this financial support is made possible by the yearly membership fees coming from members of the Society of Friends and Supporters and by donations otherwise collected.
Since 2010 a new enclosure for African apes is under construction. Half of the costs - about 9,5 million Euro - is contributed by the Society of Friends and Supporters.
Benefits for Friends and Supporters
All members of the Society of Friends are offered the following:
By the end of 2013 the Society already had 29,000 members.
|Membership fees (per calendar year)|
|Full member||60 €|
|Reduced rate for pensioners||45 €|
|Partner ticket||45 €|
|Children from 6 – 17 years of age||20 €|
18 – 28 years of age
|Family membership||125 €|