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Zoo Parents

From TALL to small, sponsor any Zoo animal

Looking for that purr-fect gift? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something wild? Now you can treat the animals at the Sacramento Zoo at the same time — become a Zoo Parent today! Your support makes a difference! Not only does your sponsorship make a great gift, your contribution also shows how much you care about the animals here at the zoo.

GIFT NOTICE: Wednesday, December 13th is the last day to order a gift package with guaranteed delivery by Christmas. In person purchases are available daily from 10 am to 4 pm and on Christmas Eve from 10 am to 1:30 pm.


Basic benefits

  • Personalized certificate of zoo parenthood
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • “I’m a Proud Parent” sticker
  • Your name on the zoo parent showcase for one year
  • Subscription to the zoo’s quarterly magazine

View the full list of animals


Buy a Zoo Parent Package

Click on the level title below to sponsor your animal.

$25 Critter Club 

Basic Benefits
Two half-price zoo visit coupons

$50 Family Flock 

Basic Benefits
Two half-price zoo visit coupons
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Invitation to the annual Zoo Parent Party

$80 North American River Otter Special

Basic Benefits
Two half-price zoo visit coupons
12″ river otter plush
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Invitation to the annual Zoo Parent Party

$100 Leader of the Pack 

Basic Benefits
Two guest passes to the zoo
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Ride passes
Invitation to the annual Zoo Parent Party

$250 Species Supporter

Basic Benefits
Four guest passes to the zoo
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Ride passes
Invitation to the annual Zoo Parent Party
Sacramento Zoo re-usable shopping bag & water bottle
Recognition in the zoo’s annual report
Invitation to the annual Benefactor Event

$500 Animal Ambassador 

Basic Benefits
Ten guest passes to the zoo
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Ride passes
Invitation to the annual Zoo Parent Party
Sacramento Zoo re-usable shopping bag & water bottle
Recognition in the zoo’s annual report
Private zoo tour for up to ten people
Invitation to the annual Benefactor Event


Special Packages – available while supplies last!

Lemur plush$50 Coquerel’s Sifaka Special

Critter Club benefits
Adorable 8″ plush sifaka lemur
A 5 x 7″ color photo
Invitation to the Zoo Parent Party

River otter plush$80 North American River Otter Special

Critter Club benefits
Cuddly 12″ river otter plush
5 x 7″ color photo of your animal
Invitation to the Zoo Parent Party

Email the Member & Visitor Services Office for more information or call 916-808-5888.

Printable Zoo Parent Form