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The Minnesota Zoo is devoted to becoming a state, national, and international leader in wildlife conservation and environmental education. Your gift will contribute to these efforts and enhance your Zoo experience. Explore the many giving opportunities listed below or contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at [email protected] or 952.431.9237.

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Animal Sponsorship

Looking for a unique gift?

Your Animal Sponsorship gift will help buy food for your favorite Minnesota Zoo animals. Providing a nutritious diet to our 4,700+ 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
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!

An Animal Sponsorships 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.

We will even mail your sponsorship package anywhere in the continental US for no extra charge! Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

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The Minnesota Zoo Foundation is committed to responsible financial management and stewardship of gifts. The Board of Trustees and staff work together to ensure that all financial matters are addressed with care and integrity, and in the best interest of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. As recommended by best practices within the non-profit community, the Foundation makes the following documents available in electronic and paper format to promote transparency and openness in its activities within the public domain. Please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation office 952-431-9237 for further information.