Sponsor an Animal

Snowy Holidays

Snow leopard cub

Found in the rugged mountains of Central Asia, snow leopards are perfectly adapted to the cold, barren landscape of their high-altitude home. A beautiful smoky-gray coat gives snow leopards protection from the extreme cold while also providing excellent camouflage against the rocks and snow. A long, thick tail not only aids in keeping their balance on the rocky terrain but also acts as a scarf when wrapped around their body while resting. Their round, short ears reduce heat loss and a well-developed nasal cavity helps in breathing the cold thin air. Large paws with a thick cushion of hair around the paw pads act like snowshoes, enabling them to walk quickly over the snow without sinking.

On May 11, 2020, a female snow leopard cub was born at the Milwaukee County Zoo to parents Orya & Asa. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation, who was instrumental in bringing the parents to the Milwaukee County Zoo, named the cub Milja in honor of her maternal grandmother.

Give a cool gift this holiday season with a sponsorship of the snow leopard cub, Milja. It also makes a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through Jan. 31, 2021.

The $50 sponsorship package includes:

  • An adorable plush-toy snow leopard
  • A colorful fact sheet on snow leopards
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A felt critter from the Snow Leopard Trust
  • An invitation to a behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors at the Zoo
  • Sponsor recognition on our “All in the Family” donor board for a year
  • A Sponsor an Animal decal

Upgrade your sponsorship to the $75 level and receive a photo and two Zoo attraction tickets.

Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping & handling included. We must receive your order by Dec. 16, 2021, to guarantee delivery for the Christmas holiday.

Plush-toy snow leopard

Sponsor Milja the snow leopard

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 $39 ($50 level) & $59 ($75 level). Merchandise included in the package includes 5.6% WI sales tax. Plush toy & decal offer 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 Section 440.455, a financial statement of the Zoological Society will be provided upon request.