Sponsor an Animal

Cool Ears!

African elephants

During hot summer months, humans find many ways to stay cool such as swimming or staying inside their air-conditioned homes. Elephants have a unique way to stay cool – their ears! By flapping their ears on a hot day, the blood flowing in their many blood vessels are cooled. This then cools down their large bodies. It’s kind of like having their own built-in air conditioner.

Check out this cool sponsorship! Sponsor Brittany and Ruth, the Milwaukee County Zoo’s African elephants. This makes a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through August 31, 2019. Have you “herd?” Starting May 4, you will be able to visit Brittany and Ruth in their new home at Milwaukee County Zoo’s Adventure Africa.

The $37 sponsorship package includes:

  • An adorable plush-toy elephant
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful African elephant 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

Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level to receive an elephant photo 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.

Plush-toy elephant

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Sponsor an Animal

The tax-deductible portion of this sponsorship is $28 ($37 level) & $61 ($75 level). Plush-toy animals and decals include 5.6% WI sales tax. Plush toy and 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 the Society fulfill its mission in supporting the Zoo. In accordance with WI Statute 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.