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.

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. 

Sponsorship packages include an animal plush* for an animal sponsorship or a set of conservatory note cards for garden sponsorships, a certificate of sponsorship and a fact sheet. Sponsorship packages make great gifts for any occasion. Please allow 10 days for processing and delivery.

*Plush species are subject to availability and similar species plush will be substituted if necessary. Please call 651-487-8229 or email comomembership@comofriends.org for up-to-date availability.

Please indicate on the form if you wish to have your gift be fully tax-deductible by waiving benefits and we will not send the sponsorship package (note cards or plush animal). Donations received prior to Dec. 15 will be mailed before Dec. 25. For questions please call 651-487-8229 or email comomembership@comofriends.org.

Increase your impact to Como Friends by participating in your employer’s nonprofit matching gift program. Check if your company participates

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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 
  • A Como Park Zoo & Conservatory water bottle or tumbler

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

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  • Sponsor an Animal

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  • Sponsor a Garden

    Help the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory grow.