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.

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Promotional Animals

Promotions available while supplies last. Special animal sponsorship benefits are available for classrooms and groups..

Sponsor the Caribou

Show your “Bou” you care – sponsor the Caribou at the Minnesota Zoo!

Sponsor a Gray Wolf

“Howl” to say I love you – sponsor a Gray Wolf at the Minnesota Zoo!