Animal Sponsorship Program

You can be involved in the efforts to save precious wildlife by sponsoring an animal at the Zoo.  Our Animal Sponsorship Program gives you an opportunity to share in meeting our animals' special needs, which takes hard work, dedication, and finances.  As a sponsor for one year, your tax-deductible contribution will help ensure a brighter future for these animals, the Zoo, and all wildlife. 

You may sponsor any animal on the list at any level.  For your generosity, you'll receive our "Thank You" in the form of the following...

Friend  $35

  • Personalized sponsorship certificate, fact sheet with color photo, and a Children's Zoo patch.

Keeper  $100

  • Friend benefits PLUS 5 one-time use visitor passes to the Zoo and a meeting with your sponsored animal's keeper.

Protector  $250

  • Friend benefits PLUS 10 visitor passes and a meeting with the animal's keeper.

Champion  $500+

  • Friend benefits PLUS 15 visitor passes, a meeting with the Zoo Director, and a 4x9 engraved brick.

It's Easy to Sponsor an Animal:  Simply look over our list of animals below, select the species you'd like to sponsor, and then fill out our sponsorship application.  Some animals are used for education and may not be on exhibit.  All of the animals remain at the zoo in the care of trained professionals, but can only be visited if on exhibit.

MAMMAL:  Alpaca, Alpine Goat, Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Bobcat, Clydesdale Horse, Cotton-top Tamarin, Standard Donkey, Eastern Gray Kangaroo, Flemish Giant Rabbit, Grey Wolf, Holstein Cattle, Jersey Cattle, Lionhead Rabbit, Llama, Miniature Donkey, Miniature Horse, Miniature Zebu, North American River Otter, Pot-bellied Pig, Rex/Lop Rabbit, Scottish Highland Cattle, Serval, Sugar Glider, White-throated Capuchin

BIRD:  American Crow, Bald Eagle, Bantam Chicken, Barred Owl, Black-footed Penguin, Blue and Gold Macaw, Campbell Duck, Cockatiel, Swedish Duck, Dominique Chicken, Eclectus Parrot, Emu, Military Macaw, Moluccan Cockatoo, Orpington Chicken, Patagonian Conure, Peafowl, Red-tail Hawk, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Umbrella Cockatoo

REPTILE:  American Alligator, Bearded Dragon, Blanding's Turtle, Blue Spiny Lizard, Blue-tongued Skink, Boa Constrictor, Central American Wood Turtle, Green Anole, Hinge-back Tortoise, Leopard Gecko, Leopard Tortoise, Marble Gecko, Red-eared Slider Turtle, Royal Python, White-throated Mud Turtle

INVERTEBRATE:  Chilean Rose Tarantula, Hermit Crab, Honey Bee, Oklahoma Brown Tarantula, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

To become an Animal Sponsor, please call (989) 759-1408.  We accept Visa or MasterCard.  Or download the Animal Sponsorship Application and mail to:

Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
1730 S. Washington Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48601