FUNAAB Zoo Park is sitting on a 62 hectare land area just before the University Main gate, with exquisite scenic beauty and a natural derived Savannah and secondary forest environment. This makes FUNAAB Zoo Park one of the biggest and the best in the South-Western part of Nigeria.

The journey of the Park began in August, 2008, when a Committee on the Establishment of University Zoological Garden, was constituted, under the Chairmanship of Professor S.A. Onadeko, who eventually became the first Director of FUNAAB Zoo Park. The Park started operating from a temporary site, which is still part of the Zoo today. The pioneer Director, Professor S.A. Onadeko served between October, 2011 and January, 2014. He was succeeded by Dr. O.M. Oyatogun, who served between February, 2014 and August, 2017. The third Director, Professor O.A. Jayeola, was appointed on 16th August, 2017. The current Director, Dr. O.O. Oduntan, was appointed on 22nd June, 2021

FUNAAB Zoo Park is a significant site for families, education and for conservation work. It displays native and exotic animal species in a near natural setting. The aim of FUNAAB Zoo Park is to evolve as one of the best zoos, making waves in animal care, conservation, community and school education programmes, adopting best and sound business practices.

Vision Statement
FUNAAB Zoo Park intend to be a centre of excellence dedicated to increase understanding participation and appreciations of nature conservation, committed to knowledge sharing though teaching and research and serving the community at large by creating adventure though hospitality and provision of leisure.

Mission Statement
The Park intends to pursue the following management mandate:

  1. To protect endangered species from going into extinction
  2. To serve as research ground for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Hospitality and Tourism, as well as Zoology, Botany, Horticulture, Animal Welfare and other Live Sciences.
  3. to provide exceptional tourism and recreational service to the general public.
  4. serves as one of the key source of internally generated revenue for the university.
  5. Encourages donors to contribute to the development of conservation through animal welfare endowment and adoption strategy.
  6. embark on unsaved the planet campaigns through animal welfare and conservation.
  7. Adopt the best management practice that will encourage the animal to breed in captivity.

Tour of the Zoo Park
At present, there are eighteen (18) species of animals in the Zoo. Some are in pairs of male and female, while others are single or of one sex only. The animals are arranged in a semi-circular form around the Activity Centre of the Zoo Park in an ecological theme that reflects their systematics. (Click HERE to tour of the Zoo)

Events
 Group (Schools, Religious Bodies, etc.) Visits (link to pictures)
 Picnics and Meetings (link to pictures)
 Reality Shows (link to pictures)
 Christmas Funfair (link to pictures)
 Students’ Training (link to pictures)
 Animal Care (link to pictures)
 Fun Rides (link to pictures)

Upcoming Programmes
• Camping Experience (link to Camping)
• Training for Zoo Keepers/Curators (link to Training)

Sponsorship
The Zoo Park welcomes public spirited individuals, groups and organizations who are interested in being:
 Donors
FUNAAB Zoo Park offers various donor programmes that can assist us in educating and inspiring our visitors and in return, provide you with some wonderful benefits. (link to Donors)
 Adopt an animal (Caregivers)
You can become an adopter to any of the species at FUNAAB Zoo Park and help to provide care in protecting and preserving wildlife (link to Caregivers)
 Partners (link to Partners)

Staff Profile

NameDesignationRemarks
Bamgbose Olufemi OlurotimiChief Zoo CuratorLink to Profile
Emmanuel Ndubuisi FridayChief Zoo CuratorLink to Profile
Saibu Hussein AkhereSenior Zoo CuratorLink to Profile
Somoye Olawale JohnSenior Zoo CuratorLink to Profile
Sunday James AbiolaSenior Zoo CuratorLink to Profile
Ijaodola Oluwabukunayo GraceZoo Curator IILink to Profile
Ezeoma Duke O.Zoo Curator IILink to Profile
Omale Inaleuw BernardZoo Curator IILink to Profile
Ibiyomi Matthew OlanrewajuPrincipal Zoo Superintendent ILink to Profile
Alabi Tajudeen BabsPrincipal Technical Officer ILink to Profile
Ogundele A.O.Principal Laboratory ScientistLink to Profile
Olateju Adeola AbosedePrincipal AccountantLink to Profile
Owobamirin Loretta OlufunmilayoChief Executive Officer (Admin)Link to Profile
Aluko Oluwaseun ChristianaChief Secretarial AssistantLink to Profile
Osundiya Olabisi OlabodeSenior Executive OfficerLink to Profile
Akintayo Akintunde EniolaHigher Transport supervisorLink to Profile
Olawuwo Ibukun OlusolaAss. Chief Clerical OfficerLink to Profile

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Olalekan Erinfolami