The East London Zoo is located in the Queens Park Zoological Gardens close to the city centre. The zoo is financed and managed by Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM).
Apart from the animals, the zoo and gardens contains a treasure trove of flora and fauna, some of which is only found in the Eastern Cape.
The zoo management is supported by the Friends of the East London Zoo (FELZOO).
FELZOO is the official fund raiser for the zoo. Its functions are to promote the zoo and raise money for the improved welfare of the animals and the visitors of the zoo.