Sponsor an Animal

Be a Friend to Como Zoo’s Animals

Sponsoring an animal  is a unique way to connect with conservation efforts at home and around the world.

Sponsor an Animal Today:

  1. Sponsor Online 

  2. By phone: 651-487-8229
  3. By returning a completed Animal Sponsorship Form to:
    Como Friends
    1225 Estabrook Drive
    Saint Paul, MN 55103

If you are looking to fundraise as a school group or classroom, learn more about our group sponsorship program here.

Group Sponsorship

Your donations support progressive new habitats like Gorilla Forest and our new Giraffe Feeding Station, and help to pay for best practice animal care at Como, one of the select zoos around the country to achieve the high accreditation standards of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Sponsorship packages make great gifts for any occasion. Please allow two weeks for processing and delivery.

Animal Sponsorship levels and benefits:

Adventurer – $55

  • Shipping included
  • Animal Plush
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Photograph and fact sheet of your chosen animal
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Como Friends Insider
  • Invitations to supporter-only events

Steward – $100

  • Previous level benefits
  • A set of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory postcards

Guardian – $250

  • Previous level benefits 
  • An animal themed book

Protector – $500

  • Previous level benefits 
  • Invitation to a private annual reception

Horace Cleveland Society – $1,000

  • Previous level benefits 
  • A guided tour for 6 at Como Zoo with a zookeeper to learn more about the animal you sponsored

Learn More

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  • Sponsor a Garden

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