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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: 7/1/2015

African Lion

Head of the Pride
Ron and Diane Lyons
In honor of Marilyn Chamberlain
Barb Boorn

American Bullfrog

Ed Groeschel
Kirby VanZee
Carter Bailey
Lisa and Lily Klaasen
Tracey and Eric Ruzicka

Amur Tiger

Kendall Lighting Center
Anna Bouwkamp
Frank and Kathy VanderMeer
Connor and Colin VanCalligan
Zoe, Rylan, Emma and Katelyn Kladder
Marisa Dengate
Oliver Mcinerney
Louis Educato
John Fordney
Brad and Anna Bengtson

Bald Eagle

Bruce and Charlene Horling
Dennis Kretchmand
Drew Keil
Luke Povillon
Mrs. Shubert's First Grade Class at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

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 VandenBosch
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
Robinson Elementary Green Team

Magellanic Penguin

Goddard School Friends & Families
Girl Scout Troop 4382
Saranac Kindergartners
Anna Lockman
Ashlyn Hosokawa
Bradley Bloom
Caileth Thaler
Carey and Ben Huyser
Elizabeth Larson
Jackie Fazekas
Isabelle Kastenholz
Jessica Lambert
Jim Swarts
John and Deanna Green
Kacie Debbaudt
Kirby VanZee
Kris Nylaan
Michael and Julie Welsh
Mya Schmidt
Neil and Hilary Smith
Owen Vander Waal
Sullivan VanZee
Robert Heacox
Ryan and Elizabeth Stelpstra
Tara Robach

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
Madison Bailey
Summer Solstice Party
Thomas Milliken

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

Other Animals

Bobcat - Joylynn Kelly
Bobcat - Carla Tuma
Capybara - Jim Emelander
Cownose Stingray - Jake Dengate
Grizzly Bear - Gabrielle Dark
Grizzly Bear - Stephen Podewell and Family
Hoffman's Slothbr - VELA Workings
Hoffman's Sloth - Kaiti Bartholomy
Howler Monkey and Pygmy Goat - In memory of Mark "Tony" Horling
Leopard Shark - In Loving memory of Gabriella Jeanne
Mountain Lion - Christine Wassenaar and Mark Lewis
Red-Eyed Tree Frog - Brigitte Bruggema
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Margaret Peceny
Tapir and Wolf Eel - In honor of Thomas Horling
Tapir - Jim and Julie Sjaarda
Wallaby - Kim, Jim, Becca and Ryan Chenoweth
Wallaby - John Ball Zoo Volunteers