Support Your Favorite Animal

Show your love for animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo by sponsoring an animal! Each animal sponsorship helps the Zoological Society fulfill their mission to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Pick your favorite animal or choose a limited-time-offer animal sponsorship opportunity that comes with a plush toy! Each sponsorship comes with a certificate, a subscription to Wild Things newsletter and our Alive magazine, your name displayed in the Peck Welcome Center, and an invitation to a behind-the-scenes event. Higher sponsorships come with even more benefits like attraction tickets, a picture of your sponsored animal, or a private behind-the-scenes tour.

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Limited-Time Offers

Our exciting limited-time offers are a great opportunity to help sponsor an animal. These offers generally coincide with significant holidays, making your contribution a perfect gift for a friend or loved one! For a set price, you can get all the benefits of sponsoring an animal plus an adorable plush.

Our current offers include:
Giraffe Calves Asante And Poppy

Holidays at New Heights

Giraffes, the tallest land mammal, tower over the African plains. They could look into a second-story window without even standing on their tiptoes! This summer the Milwaukee County Zoo celebrated the birth of two giraffes. Poppy, a girl, was born on May 27 to mom, Marlee. She’s named after the Remembrance Poppy, a symbol of Memorial Day weekend when she was born. Asante, a boy, was born on Aug. 4 to mom, Ziggy. He’s named after his grandfather, his mom’s dad.

A sponsorship of either Poppy or Asante would make a great gift this holiday season or sponsor them both! They also make a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through Jan. 31, 2023.

  • Your sponsorship choice between Poppy or Asante
  • An adorable plush-toy giraffe
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful fact sheet about reticulated giraffes
  • A sticker of Poppy or Asante
  • 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 $100 level to receive a photo of either Poppy or Asante and two Zoo attraction tickets in addition to the benefits listed above.

Send your gift anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping & handling included. We must receive your order before Dec. 15, 2022, to guarantee delivery for the Christmas holiday. The tax-deductible portion of this sponsorship is $40. Plush-toy, sticker and photo offers are good while supplies last.

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Sponsor An Animal Goat Lto

Unfor-GOAT-able

The Nigerian dwarf is a miniature dairy goat that is smaller and less stocky than the pygmy goat. They are the most colorful breed of goat with many different colors and patterns. They are docile, gentle and playful, making very good companion pets. Nigerian dwarf goat, Saffron, was one of the triplets born at the Milwaukee County Zoo in spring of 2020. The zookeepers describe her as friendly and spunky.

A sponsorship of Saffron makes a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. This limited-time offer is available through Sept. 30, 2022, or while supplies last.

  • An adorable plush-toy goat
  • A certificate of sponsorship
  • A colorful Nigerian dwarf goat fact sheet
  • A sticker of Saffron
  • An invitation to an 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 $100 level to receive a photo of Saffron 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.

Kids Conservation Club

Give kids a chance to make a difference – after all, they’re our future conservationists! The Zoological Society’s Kids Conservation Club gives children the scoop on endangered species and ways to help these animals survive. For $25 a year (per child), Kids Conservation Club members sponsor an endangered animal at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Benefits include an animal fact sheet on that year’s animal, collector cards with endangered animals, the child’s name in the Peck Welcome Center, invitations to educational workshops that include crafts and zookeeper talks, and much more.

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Gift Sponsorships

Animal sponsorships make great gifts for people of all ages for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and so much more. If you sponsor an animal as a gift, benefits apply to the gift recipient. However, the gift is tax-deductible for the person that purchased the sponsorship. We also invite the gift-giver to the Animal Safari, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors.

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Gift Sponsorships

Animal sponsorships make great gifts for people of all ages for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and so much more. If you sponsor an animal as a gift, benefits apply to the gift recipient. However, the gift is tax-deductible for the person that purchased the sponsorship. We also invite the gift-giver to the Animal Safari, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes event for animal sponsors.

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Sole Animal Sponsorships

Is there an animal that you or your organization or business would like to make a significant contribution to at the Milwaukee County Zoo? While most animals available for sponsorship through the Zoological Society’s Sponsor an Animal program have several sponsors, there are some animals that are available for sponsorship by just one person, group, or family.

$500 Level
Chapman’s Zebra, Kelly
Golden Lion Tamarin, Pequeňo
Japanese Macaque, Negai
Ostrich, Gigi
Prehensile-tailed Porcupine, Seamus
Straw-colored Fruit Bat, Luna

$1,000 Level
Bonobo, Faith
Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth, Nentas
Red River Hog, Mort
Red Ruffed Lemur, Sirius
Reticulated Giraffe, Marlee
Spider Monkey, Chimaltenango

$2,500 Level
Bonobo, Qasai
Cheetah, Mila
Colobus Monkey, Anna
Reticulated Giraffe, Maya

If you are interested in sole sponsorship of a wonderful animal at the Milwaukee County Zoo, please call 414-479-2941, for more information.

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School & Youth Groups

Our school & youth group animal sponsorships are a great way to connect children with wildlife! Schools and youth groups can sponsor an animal and receive great benefits:

$25 Donation Level

At the $25 donation level and up receive a fact sheet about the animal along with a picture. The group name will also be on display in the Peck Welcome Center for one year.

Sponsor an Animal for Your Group

$100 Donation Level

At $100 level or higher, we will arrange for a zookeeper to talk to your group during a field trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo. (A minimum donation of $150 is required for school/youth groups with more than 130 students to receive the zookeeper presentation benefit.) This is a great opportunity to talk with someone who works directly with the animals and to ask questions. Keeper presentations are held from October through April and must be scheduled four to five weeks prior to your visit.

Sponsor an Animal as a Gift for a Group

If you are interested, please call (414) 258-2333, ext. 201, for more information.

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Matching Gifts Program

Double your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s charitable match program! Find out if your company has a matching program and request the appropriate form to go along with your donation or proof of it, to the Zoological Society. Companies may match your entire donation or the tax-deductible portion of your donation. Please check with your company.

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