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Sponsor an animal

The natural rate of extinction on Earth is one or two species per century. Scientists estimate we are currently losing up to 100 species per day, and most predict that half of the animal species alive today will become extinct in the next 100 years.

When you sponsor an animal, you help us continue our conservation work here at the Zoo and around the world. And you help us continue sharing these animals’ magnificence with Zoo visitors.

Species available for sponsorship

African elephant African lion Giant panda Black rhinoceros Sumatran tiger
 

Orangutan

Asian small-clawed
otter
Giraffe Gorilla  

Sponsorships of other species are available upon request. Specially requested species not listed here may require additional processing time.

For a full list and more information on threatened species worldwide, visit the IUCN Red List.

Special benefits and discounts

  • Schools and Groups receive group benefits! Find out more on our group sponsorship page >
  • Increase your support with a Matching Gift. Find out more about our Matching Gifts Program>
  • Current Zoo Members call 404.624.5662 to receive your discount on Rare Care purchases.

Limited-Release Sponsorships - $75
 

Sponsorship levels

eKeeper - $25

  • Print at home certificate, animal image, print from home fact sheet.

Steward - $50

  • Certificate, animal photo and fact sheet of sponsored animal
  • Wild Times publication
Advocate - $100
  • Certificate, animal photo and fact sheet of sponsored animal
  • Wild Times publication
  • Plush of your sponsored animal
  • 2 Zoo admission tickets
  • 2 blank note cards with animal photo
Guardian - $250
  • Certificate, animal photo and fact sheet of sponsored animal
  • Wild Times publication
  • Plush of your sponsored animal
  • 4 Zoo admission tickets
  • 4 blank note cards with animal photo
  • Your name on the Web Board
Protector - $500
  • Certificate, animal photo and fact sheet of sponsored animal
  • Wild Times publication
  • Plush of your sponsored animal
  • 8 Zoo admission tickets
  • 8 blank note cards with animal photo
  • Your name on the Web Board
  • Docent escort of Zoo Atlanta for 2 hours

Animal Sponsorship guidelines

  • All sponsorship animals are available to an unlimited number of sponsors.
  • Levels and benefits are subject to change without notice.
  • Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, your chosen animal may no longer be available for sponsorship.
  • All donations to the animal sponsorship program support Zoo Atlanta’s conservation work and are partially tax-deductible.
  • Processing may take up to 10 business days. If you need your benefits processed sooner, please call 404.624.5662 or email rarecare@zooatlanta.org.

Web Board
Thank you for your generous sponsorships!

Protector Level of Sponsorship
Sponsor since Sponsor Name Animal Sponsored
March 2009 Amy Haywood Sumatran tiger
June 2010 Richard and Diane Hudson Giant panda
June 2013
Edward Ressler
Giant panda
December 2014
Peggy and Don Rogers
Asian small-clawed otters
March 2015
Erin Day
Sumatran tiger
April 2015
Springmont Montessori School  and Ms. Mei
Giant panda
Guardian Level of Sponsorship
June 2009 H. & A. Waterbury Giant panda
December 2012 John Connelly  African lion
September 2013 Mr. and Mrs. William May Giraffes
December 2013 Debra Poskanzer Giant panda
December 2013 Voula and Connie Carros Giant panda
December 2013 Helen Mayer  Giant panda
December 2013
Sari Setiogi
Giant panda
March 2014
A.J. Block
Sumatran tiger
April 2014 Edward Ressler Giant panda
June 2014 Barbara Ann Cebula Giraffe
October 2014
Nehow.com
Giant Panda
December 2014
Susan and Will May
Giraffe
December 2014
Isaac Griberg
Giant panda
December 2014
Benjamin Carmichael, Jr.
Eastern black rhinoceros
December 2014
Alda & Ronnie Anderson
Orangutan
December 2014
Greg and Cheryl Martinez Thibodeau
African elephant
Zoo Atlanta Panda Family Level of Sponsorship
December 2014
Katie Brennan
Giant panda
December 2014
Sarah Jakelski
Giant panda
January 2015
Meredith Massey
Giant panda
January 2015
Theresa Klinkert
Giant panda