Sponsor an Animal

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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.

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Species Available for Sponsorship

African Elephant

Loxodonta africana
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa Read More

African Lion

Panthera leo
Carnivore At Risk Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Read More

Giant Panda

Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Herbivore At Risk Eastern Asia Read More

Sumatran Tiger

Panthera tigris sumatrae
Carnivore Critically Endangered Southeastern Asia Read More

Sumatran Orangutan

Pongo abelii
Frugivore Critically Endangered Southeastern Asia Read More

Bornean Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus
Frugivore Critically Endangered Southeastern Asia Read More

Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Herbivore Critically Endangered Western Africa Read More

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

Current Zoo Members, call 404.624.5662 to receive your discount on your Animal Sponsorship.

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 Sponsor an Animal 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.
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