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North American porcupine

North American porcupines are best known for their quills! They have more than 30,000 quills that cover their backs, sides and tails. Despite popular belief, porcupines cannot shoot their quills. Instead, their quills easily detach once they are stuck into a predator’s skin.

Meet Stitch! Stitch came to the Milwaukee County Zoo in summer 2019 at about a month old. Zookeepers describe him as very active and curious. He is friendly and will climb into the keeper’s lap. You can visit Stitch in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm during the summer and get a chance to pet him at the Stackner Animal Encounter Building. Just be careful to pet him in the right direction.

Instead of roses this year, get your loved one something WILD. Sponsor Stitch for $45 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, 2020.

The $45 sponsorship package includes:

  • An adorable 8-inch plush-toy porcupine
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful fact sheet about North American porcupines
  • 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 heart

Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level to receive a photo of Stitch 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, 2020, to guarantee delivery for Valentine’s Day.

Plush-toy porcupine

Sponsor Stitch the porcupine

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 $33 ($45 level) and $58 ($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 the Zoological Society fulfill its mission. In accordance with WI Statute 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.