Sponsor an Animal

Roses Are Red, Red Pandas Are Too…

Dr. Erin Curry

Red pandas are known for their beautiful red colored coat, which camouflages them among the mosses and linchens that grow on the trees in their habitat. Their soft, dense fur that covers their entire body, including the soles of their feet, keeps them warm in the Himalayan forests. Their big fluffy ringed tail is used for balance, camouflage and warmth.

Meet Dr. Erin Curry! Dr. Erin came to the Milwaukee County Zoo in March 2016. Her name comes from the Cincinnati Zoo’s reproductive physiologist who tracked Dr. Erin’s mom’s pregnancy via ultrasound. She is paired with the Zoo’s male red panda, Dash. The Zoo hopes the pair will eventually breed.

Instead of roses this year, get your loved one something WILD. Sponsor Dr. Erin Curry for only $35 and help the Zoological Society fulfill its mission. An animal sponsorship is a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or even a special Valentine’s Day “treat!” This limited-time offer is available through April 30, 2018.

The $35 sponsorship package includes:

  • An adorable 8-inch plush-toy red panda
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful fact sheet about red pandas
  • An invitation to a behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors held in August
  • A one-year subscription to Alive magazine and Wild Things newsletter
  • Sponsor recognition on our "All in the Family" donor board for a year
  • An Animal Sponsor decal and gift card
  • And a solid chocolate paw print

Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level to receive a photo of Dr. Erin Curry and two Zoo attraction tickets in addition to the benefits listed above.

Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States (shipping and handling included). We must receive your order by Feb. 7, 2018, to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s Day.

Plush-toy red panda

Sponsor Dr. Erin Curry, the red panda, for yourself
Sponsor Dr. Erin Curry, the red panda, as a gift

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 $26 ($35 level) and $61 ($75 level). Merchandise included in the package includes 5.6% WI sales tax. Plush-toy, candy and decal offers are 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 fulfill the Society's mission to support the Milwaukee County Zoo. In accordance with WI Statute 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.