John Ball Zoo

Animal Sponsorship: Animals! Animals!

Our Animals! Animals! program provides an opportunity for you to support our animals and our mission of inspiring people to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. We care for more than 1,550 animals representing 271 species. Your sponsorship will support animals at John Ball Zoo as well as animals around the world. 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.

Want to learn more? Click here for more information on our sponsorship program.

Did you know it costs $70,000 just to feed our sponsor animals every year?

$1,718 per year X 1 Snow Leopard
$149.65 per year X 20 Flamingos
$4,200 per year X 2 Bears 
$757 per year X 31 Penguins

$998 per year X 2 Otters 
$7,300 per year X 3 Tigers 
$784 per year X 2 Bald Eagles
$5,177 per year X 2 Eastern Bongos


Contact us:

Call: Lisa (616) 336-4301 ext 1002
Walk in: Administration Office located just outside the entrance of the zoo 
1300 W Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI 49504 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Fax: (616) 336-3907
Mail: John Ball Zoo PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI 49501