Looking for a unique gift?
Sponsoring an animal at the Minnesota Zoo makes a great holiday gift! Holiday orders must be received by Thursday, December 15 in order to be received in the mail by December 25. Orders placed after December 15 will be mailed out the week of the 27th. We can accommodate packages to be picked up at the Zoo during regular business hours if the order is placed by Monday, December 19. If you would like to pick up your package at the Zoo, please select that option under the “Mail my gift to” section of the order form.
When you sponsor an animal at Minnesota Zoo, your gift will go toward ensuring your favorite Minnesota Zoo animals have the healthy, high quality food they need to thrive. Providing a varied and nutritious diet to our 4,300+ animals at Minnesota Zoo costs more than $500,000 each year!
With any animal sponsorship of $55 or more, you or the person you designate will receive a personalized sponsorship certificate, a plush animal (if your chosen animal is not available we will substitute another), an animal trading card with fun facts, and the satisfaction of helping to feed the animals at the Minnesota Zoo! At the $100 level, you will also receive a children’s book about animals and/or conservation (selection may vary). At the $250 level, you will be invited to meet a Zookeeper!
Animal sponsorships pay for food essential to keeping animals healthy, AND a sponsorship can be a great gift for animal lovers, aspiring veterinarians and zookeepers, children you’d like to introduce to the concept of philanthropy, and care packages to college students. Sponsoring an animal is a unique way to acknowledge special people on special occasions! We will mail your sponsorship package directly to the recipient for no extra charge (within the continental US only). Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.
Promotions available while supplies last. Special animal sponsorship benefits are available for classrooms and groups..
Sponsor a African Penguin
They’re dressed for success – Sponsor the black–footed penguins!
Sponsor the Sea Turtle
Just Keep Swimming
With a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Animal Sponsorship!
Sponsor an African Fruit Bat
Celebrate HowlZooWeen at the Minnesota Zoo
With an African Fruit Bat Animal Sponsorship!
Sponsor a Tapir
Give the Tapir something to savor-sponsor a Tapir today!
Sponsor a Red Panda
Make it a red-letter day, sponsor a Red Panda today.
Sponsor an Amur Tiger
Sponsor a Tiger Today
Sponsor the Sea Otter
Make a Splash for the Minnesota Zoo
With a Sea Otter Animal Sponsorship!
Sponsor a Bald Eagle
Soar with the Minnesota Zoo– Sponsor a Bald Eagle Today!
Sponsor a Bison
Be a Bison’s Buddy – Sponsor the Bison Today!
Sponsor the Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Hole up with a Black-tailed Prairie Dog Today!
Sponsor a Brown Bear
Give a Beary Great Gift – Sponsor a Brown Bear Today!
Sponsor a Horse
Ride with the Wind – Sponsor a Horse Today!
Sponsor a Butterfly
Fly with the Wind – Sponsor the Butterflies Today!
Sponsor the Caribou
Show your “Bou” you care – sponsor the Caribou at the Minnesota Zoo!
Sponsor the Coral Reef
Clown around with the Minnesota Zoo – Sponsor the coral reef today!
Sponsor the Gibbon
Give a Gift for the Gibbon — Sponsor the Gibbon Today!
Sponsor a Gray Wolf
“Howl” to say I love you – sponsor a Gray Wolf at the Minnesota Zoo!
Sponsor the Komodo Dragon
Quit Draggin’ Your Feet — Sponsor the Komodo Dragon Today!
Sponsor the Lynx
Don’t be the missing link – Sponsor the lynx today!
Sponsor a Hawaiian Monk Seal
Welcome Hawaiian Monk Seals to Minnesota with an Animal Sponsorship
Sponsor the Raccoon
They’ll steal your heart. Sponsor the raccoon today!
Sponsor the Rhino!
I know – Sponsor the Rhino!
Sponsor the Ring-tailed Lemur
If you like it, put a Ring[-tailed Lemur] on it — Sponsor the Ring-tailed Lemur Today!
Sponsor a Whitetip Reef Shark
Keep the Sharks Swimming – Sponsor a Whitetip Reef Shark Today!