John Ball Zoo

Animal Sponsorship Program

Animals! Animals! is the Zoo’s animal sponsorship program formerly known as Footsteps to the Future. By sponsoring an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding of our animals at John Ball Zoo, but also support conservation programs near and far. A portion of your contribution through this program supports wildlife conservation projects in Michigan and worldwide through our Wildlife Conservation Fund.


Animals:

Our John Ball Zoo sponsor animals for 2017 are the Chilean Flamingo, Grizzly Bear, Magellanic Penguin, River Otter, Amur Tiger, Bald Eagle, African Lion, and Snow Leopard. The Eastern Bongo and the Capybara will be available as our holiday specials. Feel free to call Lisa at (616)336-4301 ext 1002 and we can work with you on special sponsorships not listed.


Benefits:

  $25 $50 $75 $100 $500 $1,000
Certificate
Animal Fact Sheet with Animal photo
Recognition on Zoo website
Zoo News quarterly magazine
Recognition on sign in Zoo
Recognition in Annual Report  
Free icecream treats  
Animal plush*  
Bird Show Tickets    
Free Zoo admissions      
Invitation to sneak peeks and close encounter experience        
Invitation to Donors' Reception        
Meet your sponsor animal care staff          
Exclusive recognition on exhibit sign near sponsored animal          

*If plush of a sponsored animal is not avaiable, another will be substituted. All sponsorships are valid for one year and are renewable. "Sponsorship" does not imply ownership, naming right, feeding, or exclusive privileges with regard to specified animal a the Zoo.

Please click here for more information about sponsorship benefits.


Eco-Friendly Option:

When registering for sponsoring an animal, you may choose our Eco-friendly option! You would then receive some of the benefits as a digital package sent via email and the other items can be picked up at the Zoo's administrative office on your next visit! If you do not choose the eco-friendly option, the benefits will be mailed free of charge.


Contact us:

Email: a completed Animals! Animals! form to: donate@jbzoo.org
Call: (616)336-4301 ext 1002
Walk in: Stop in our administration office (Located just outside the entrance of the zoo) from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Fax: a completed Animals! Animals! form to: (616)336-3907
Mail: John Ball Zoo, PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI, 49501
 

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