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Thank you for supporting our mission of inspiring our community to be active participants in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. Our animal sponsorship program: Animals! Animals!, formerly known as Footsteps to the Future, is essential to our conservation efforts! If we inadvertently missed your name or organization, please accept our apology and feel free to notify us - donate@jbzoo.org or 616-336-4301 ext 1002.

Updated: 4/1/2015

African Lion

Bud and Susan Brasic
Ron and Diane Lyons
In honor of Marilyn Chamberlain
Barb Boorn

American Bullfrog

Ed Groeschel
Kirby VanZee

Amur Tiger

Eric and Kristina Kaminskas
Daniel and Vita Eizans
Ben and Carey Huyser
In honor of Cole Schmidt
Jon and Tracey Hornbeck
Matt and Kristy Becker
Brad and Anna Bengtson
John, Connie and Samantha Mauk
Anna Bouwkamp
John and Deanna Green
Frank and Kathy VanderMeer
Connor and Colin VanCalligan
Zoe, Rylan, Emma and Katelyn Kladder
Andrew and Taylor Irwin
Colin and Kristy Irwin
Graham and Sara Irwin
Marisa Dengate

Bald Eagle

Bruce and Charlene Horling

Barn Owl

David and Patricia Rapp
Alex and Anna Matusikr

Black-footed Cat

Logan Beauregard


Joylynn Kelly
Carla Tuma


Jim Emelander

Chilean Flamingo

Mary Gallagher-Eustice
Morgan Gosselin
Lisa and Lily Klaasen Ryan Gravelle and Kate Kent
Evelyn Befus
Tracy Teremi
Brian Nylaan
Joey and Elizabeth Vanden Bosch
Sage Lilley
Clover Leverett
Allan and Kris Koch
Alison Dykstra
Lynn Marie Thomas
Bret Rowland
Trevor Rowland
Michael O'Keefe
David Miller
Flordia Dancing Birds LLC
Tom Berning
Isabelle Kastenholz
Patti Cookingham
Beverly Jansma


Quinn VanZee

Cownose Stingray

Jake Dengate

Grizzly Bear

Robert and Molly Tholl
Gabrielle Dark
Stephen Podewell and Family

Hoffman's Sloth

Biointeract and Friends Annual Fund
Kaiti Bartholomy

Howler Monkey

In memory of Mark "Tony" Horling

Komodo Dragon

In memory of Bret Hinkle

Leopard Shark

In Loving memory of Gabriella Jeanne

Magellanic Penguin

Aaron & Jessica Povenz
Julie and Todd Arney
Robert Heacox
Tara Robach
Elizabeth Larson
In honor of Cole Schmidt
Mya Schmidt
John and Deanna Green
Sullivan VanZee

Monarch Butterfly

De LaSalle SAVE Club

North American Porcupine

Paul and Hailey Jahn
Jackie Fazekas
Paul and Diane Hummel
In memory of Scot O'Connor
Jude Avery
Ben and Carey Huyser
Easton, Charlie, Gage and Fisher Lyons
Rose Marie Rozzano
Karilyn Federick
Alissa McKenzie
Aoife McKenzie
Lisa and Lily Klassen

North American River Otter

Saranac Elementary Kindergarteners
Rachel Laughlin
Sunny Sjaarda
Philip and Annica Waalkes
Joylynn Kelly
Christine Wassenaar and Mark Lewis
Ava Schmidt
Dwight Peceny

Puma / Mountain Lion / Cougar

Christine Wassenaar and Mark Lewis

Pygmy Goat

In memory of Mark "Tony" Horling

Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Brigitte Bruggema

Snow Leopard

Leslie Suelter and Jerry Calderon
Les and Linda DeJong
Jon and Nichole Chuchvara
Louis Educato
Eric and Catherine Mannor
Jennifer and Darrell Roelandt
Barb Boorn
Addison Schmidt
Weston Gosselin

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Susan Ilka
Margaret Peceny


In honor of Thomas Horling
Jim and Julie Sjaarda


Kim, Jim, Becca and Ryan Chenoweth

Wolf Eel

In honor of Thomas Horling