Sponsor an Animal

Powerful Pachyderm

Jozi, an eastern black rhinoceros

Weighing up to 3,000 pounds, wielding two formidable horns and sporting a tough, thick skin, the black rhinoceros is one powerful creature! Unfortunately, they still face threats from poachers that hunt them for their valuable horn. As a result, rhinos are critically endangered.

Jozi, an eastern black rhinoceros came to the Milwaukee County Zoo last October from the Pittsburgh Zoo. The zookeepers there gave her the name Jozi in honor of her parents. They took “Jo” from her father, Jomo, and “zi” from her mother, Azizi. “Charge” on over and sponsor Jozi for just $30.  An animal sponsorship is a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries or even just a special treat!  This limited-time offer is available through Dec. 31, 2017.

The sponsorship package includes:

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

Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping and handling included.

Plush-toy rhino

Sponsor Jozi, the black rhinoceros, for yourself
Sponsor Jozi, the black rhinoceros, 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 $24.  Plush-toy animals and decals includes 5.6% WI sales tax.  Plush-toy & decal offers 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 all of the animals at the Zoo and enhances their exhibits.  In accordance with WI Statute 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.