Footsteps to the Future: Animal Sponsorship Program
Our Footsteps Donors List - Thank you, for your support!
What is Footsteps to the Future?
FOOTSTEPS is the Zoo’s animal sponsorship program. Money donated through this program supports wildlife conservation projects in Michigan and worldwide through our Wildlife Conservation Fund. The program has been updated with a new level available only online. Save time and resources with this option.
What animals can be adopted?
Virtually any animal at the zoo can be adopted. Our FOOTSTEPS brochure includes a partial list of animals to help with ideas. Feel free to call (616-336-3036) and we can work with you on special sponsorships not listed.
What are the different adoption levels?
How do I adopt an animal?
- Call (616) 336-3036 to sign up during business hours Mon - Fri 8am until 4:30pm
- Stop in our office (administration building just outside the entrance of the zoo) from 8am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday year-round to apply
- Fax a completed FOOTSTEPS adoption form to: (616)336-3907
- Mail a completed FOOTSTEPS adoption form to: John Ball Zoo, FOOTSTEPS, PO Box 2506, Grand Rapids, MI, 49501
- Online - only the $25 Eco-friendly option is available online at this time. (see below)