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Zoodoption

Zoodopting one of the animals is an exciting way to show your support of our growing Zoo. Zoo animals are special. They are often the only animals people have a chance to experience on a personal level. Not even the best nature video can replace the excitement of gazing into the eyes of a living tiger or watching a child’s fingers caressing the soft fur of a rabbit.

The animal Zoodoption program helps to support the animal collection at the Zoo. Donations made through the Zoodoption program are used to help provide food and care for our animals. Each animal at the Zoo can be Zoodopted by more than one person or family. Zoodoptions can also be made as a gift for another person with their name on the certificate. The certificate is good for one year from the date of the Zoodoption.

Zookeeper - $25.00

This level entitles you to Zoodopt ANY animal of your choice. You will receive a beautiful certificate of Zoodoption, a fact sheet about the animal, and a Zoo magnet.

Curator - $50.00

This level entitles you to Zoodopt ANY animal of your choice. You will receive a beautiful certificate of Zoodoption, a fact sheet about the animal, a Zoo magnet, and recognition on Zoo’s website for six months.

Director - $100.00

This level entitles you to zoodopt ANY animal of your choice. You will receive a beautiful certificate of Zoodoption, a fact sheet about the animal, a Zoo magnet, recognition on Zoo’s website for twelve months, and small hand-crafted porcelain figurine of the animal you Zoodopted. (If your animal is not available, a Snow Leopard will be substituted.)


**Note: The animal collection at the Zoo is constantly changing. If the situation occurs where the animal you have Zoodopted leaves the Zoo before your Zoodoption year is over, we will, at your request, substitute a different animal for the balance of the year.


Curators

  • Sydney Owens - Harbor Seals
  • Jill Mellen - Pallas Cat
  • John and Lois Pennock - Sumatran Tiger
  • Northpoint Elementary School - Harbor Seals
  • Kristy Allred/Kathy Sappenback Coldwell Banker Heart of America - Sumatran Tiger
  • April Eckhardt - North American River Otter
  • Muffley Elementary School 3rd Grade - Seba's Short-Tailed Bat
  • Zoe Baker - Snow Leopard Cubs
  • Bob Dobski - Harbor Seal

Directors

  • Dr. Linda Sue Johnson - Snow Leopard
  • Ryan Zehr - Snow Leopard
  • Cub Scout Pack 51, Lexington, IL - Randal Lineback
  • Deb Honegger - Pallas' Cat
  • Cindy Landliss - Pallas' Cat
  • Ed Landliss - Red Panda
  • Jeff Tinervin - Meuller's Gibbon
  • Teri Bittle - Greater Flamingo
  • Santa Chuck - Reindeer
  • Northpoint Elementary School - North American River Otter
  • Northpoint Elementary School - Snow Leopard
  • Northpoint Elementary School - Sumatran Tiger
  • Mrs. Oertle's 2017 - 2018 6th Grade Class - Henry The Cockatoo
  • Paige Meadows - Snow Leopard
  • Paul Mitchell The School Normal - Red Panda
  • The Marinello Family - Red Panda