Become a Sole Animal Sponsor

Would you like to sponsor just one special animal at the Milwaukee County Zoo? Most animals available for sponsorship through the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program have several sponsors. The animals listed below, however, are available for sponsorship by just one person or group. These animals can be sponsored by an individual or a family. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these animals, please call (414) 258-2333, ext. 201, for more information.

$500 Level

Western lowland gorilla, Ngajji
Black Rhinoceros, Mimi

African Spurred Tortoise, Fluffy
Alpaca, Phoenix
Chinese Alligator, Yang
Diana Monkey, Lauren
Goeldi’s Monkey, Diego
Golden Lion Tamarin, Dot
Green Tree Python, J-Lo
Moholi Bushbaby, JJ
Impala, Doruba
Moose, Bella
Siamang, Zachary

$1,000 Level

Cheetah, Kira
Fennec Fox, Duke
Gentoo Penguin, Marvin
Grizzly Bear, Chinook
Mandrill, Princess
Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, Kokoda
Moose, Finnegan
North American River Otter, Oscar
Red River Hog, Mango
Red Ruffed Lemur, Oscar
Spider Monkey, Chimaltenango
Straw-colored Fruit Bat, Luna
Western Lowland Gorilla, Naku

$2,500 Level

Black Rhinoceros, Mimi
Damara Zebra, Kelly
Orangutan, Thomas O
Red Kangaroo, Willeroo
Reticulated Giraffe, Rahna
Western Lowland Gorilla, Maji Maji

  *$500 - $999 *$1,000 - $1,499 *$2,500 +

Certificate of sponsorship featuring sponsor's name

Yes Yes Yes

Information on sponsored animal

Yes Yes Yes

Name recognition on donor board in Zoo’s  Peck Welcome Center

Yes Yes Yes

Alive magazine & Wild Things newsletter subscription

Yes Yes Yes

Invitation to a behind-the-scenes event at the Zoo for sponsors & gift donors

Yes Yes Yes

Sponsor an Animal decal

Yes Yes Yes

Zoo attraction passes

6 8 12

An 8-by-10-inch photo of sponsored animal

Yes Yes  

A framed 8-by-10-inch photo of sponsored animal


Zoo admission pass

2 4 8

Parking pass

1 2 4

Behind-the-scenes Zoo tour for 6 people

Yes Yes Yes

Zookeeper talk on sponsored animal for 6 people


A photo is included only with a new animal sponsorship package. You do not receive a photo with a renewal unless you have switched animals.
Listed below is the tax-deductible portion of each giving level:

  • $500-$999 level -- $69 is not tax-deductible
  • $1,000-$1,499 level -- $97.50 is not tax-deductible
  • $2,500+ level -- $189.50 is not tax-deductible

* You also have the option to decline your benefits to make your donation 100% tax-deductible.

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