Animal Sponsorship Program
The number of animals which call John Ball Zoo home is growing by a thousand – 1,000 snails! Help John Ball Zoo this February by a SNAIL SPONSORSHIP! In return, we’ll send your lover some old fashion snail-mail! This lovely limited sponsorship is only $25. Did you know that the Zoo uses these gastropods to keep their 40,000 gal tank and other tide pools clean? These hard-working animals will help you this Valentine's Day say “SNAILED IT!” If this largest group of mollusks doesn’t excite you, you can always sponsor a fluffier Zoo friend.
Animals! Animals! is the Zoo’s animal sponsorship program. 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. We care for more than 2,200 animals representing more than 200 species. A portion of your contribution through this program supports wildlife conservation projects in Michigan and worldwide through our Wildlife Conservation Fund.
Did you know it costs over $145,000 just to feed our animals every year?
$784 per year X 2 Bald Eagles
$4,200 per year X 2 Bears
$1,170 X Capybara
$5,177 per year X 4 Lions
$1,000 per year X 2 Otters
$757 per year X 31 Penguins
$3,500 per year X 1 Red Panda
$1,500 per year X 1 S. American Tapir
$7,300 per year X 3 Tigers
|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||•||•||•||•||•|
|Budgie Aviary feed sticks||•||•||•||•|
|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.
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.
Email: a completed Animals! Animals! form to: email@example.com
Call: (616)336-4301 ext 1002
Walk in: Stop in our administration office (Located just outside the entrance of the zoo) from 8 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
Fax: a completed Animals! Animals! form to: (616)336-3907
Mail: John Ball Zoo, PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI, 49501