Friends of Eberswalde Zoo was founded in June 2006. The association aims to preserve and support Eberswalde Zoo as a place for the conservation of species and to concentrate on environmental education, addressing young people especially.

These goals cannot be met with public funding alone. Eberswalde Zoo, like most institutions of its kind, relies on private and commercial donations.

The association organises the commitment and dedication of its private members and of all sponsors of Eberswalde Zoo.