Sponsor an Animal

A Gift Like No Otter


Otters really know how to play! Intelligent and curious, otters are always busy hunting, investigating or playing with something. Sliding, wrestling, belly flopping and chasing are all ways they like to play. During the summer they like to slide on their bellies down muddy hills or in the snow in winter. As their name implies, river otters live along rivers but are also found near streams and lakes. They are found throughout most of North America. Long, agile bodies help them be acrobats under water – quickly twisting, turning, rolling and diving.

In May 2018 the Milwaukee County Zoo opened the new outdoor otter exhibit, Otter Passage. Three females arrived first, Emerald, Clover and Shamrock. A short time later a male, Larkey, joined the group. The exhibit greets guests as they enter the Zoo’s West Entrance that just opened this past summer.

Slide on over and get a gift like no otter with a sponsorship of one of the Milwaukee County Zoo’s North American river otters, Emerald. This makes a great gift idea for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through January 31, 2019.

The $35 limited-time sponsorship package includes:

  • An adorable plush-toy otter
  • A colorful fact sheet on North American river otters
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • An invitation to a behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors at the Zoo
  • Sponsor recognition on our “All in the Family” donor board for a year
  • A Sponsor an Animal decal

Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level and receive an otter photo and two Zoo attraction tickets.

Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping & handling included. We must receive your order by Dec. 19, 2018, to guarantee delivery for the Christmas holiday.

Plush-toy otter

Sponsor Emerald the North American river otter

If you prefer to mail your order in with a check, print off this convenient order form.

Sponsor an Animal

The tax-deductible portion of this sponsorship is $29. Merchandise included in the package includes 5.6% WI sales tax. Plush toy & decal offer good while supplies last.

Your contribution may qualify for matching gifts. Please check with your employer. The proceeds from the Sponsor an Animal program help the Society fulfill its mission to support the Zoo. In accordance with WI Statue 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.