Give the Tapir something to savor-sponsor a Tapir today!

The Minnesota Zoo is very excited about the birth of our Malayan tapir calf on July 30.

Malayan tapirs are endangered—in fact, there are fewer tapirs than tigers in the wild.  That makes our recent addition particularly important to their species.  He is the Zoo’s second tapir calf in 22 years, and the 37th in all of North America, so his birth is quite a conservation achievement.

And you can help us celebrate with a tapir animal sponsorship!  Your tax-deductible gift will help feed the tapirs and ALL the animals at the Minnesota Zoo.

Your $55 sponsorship package includes:

  • A 12” tapir plush toy
  • A tapir trading card
  • A personalized sponsorship certificate

Your $100 sponsorship package also includes:

  • Animal Homes, a children’s book about animals and habitats by Judy Allen and Simon Mendez.

Your $250 sponsorship package also includes:

  • An invitation to meet with a Zookeeper (during normal Zoo hours).

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If you have additional questions, please call 952.431.9216 or 1.800.366.7811 ext.216
or email

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