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Care For a Critter

 

Care for a Critter at the Akron Zoo

Red PandaGive a boa for a birthday, or say “I love you” with a lemur. You can take a panda to a party or give a tortoise to your teacher. Whatever the occasion, give a truly unique gift that lasts all year – care for one of the Akron Zoo’s animals. Don’t worry about making room for a Komodo dragon in your house, because your “wild child” stays right here at the zoo where our professional staff provides special care for each critter.

When you ”Care for a Critter”, you help the Akron Zoo provide food, medical care, habitat maintenance and conservation programs for one year.

Care for a Critter Today

Every sponsorship package includes:*

  • A personalized certificate of sponsorship
  • An animal fact sheet
  • A color photo

*Please allow 3-4 weeks for package delivery.

Sponsorship levels and benefits

  $50 $75 $150 $250
Photo X X X X
Fact sheet X X X X
Official certificate X X X X
Plush toy* X X X X
Keychain   X X X
2 guest passes to the zoo     X X
Behind-the-scenes tour**       X

Pick Your Critter

*Plush toys available for featured animals only.

Featured animals include:

  • Flamingo
  • Galapagos tortoise
  • Humboldt penguin
  • Red panda
  • Ring-tailed lemur
  • River otter
  • Snow leopard
  • Special Care for a Critter promotions

**All behind-the-scenes tours must be scheduled at least three weeks prior to your visit with the Development Department by calling 330-375-2550 ext. 7246. Each tour can accommodate a total of four guests. Tours are not available for all sponsored animals. All tour participants must be eight years or older. 

 For more information, contact Allyson Boyd at 330-375-2550 ext. 7277 or a.boyd@akronzoo.org.