Celebrate the last bit of winter by sponsoring our Grey Seals! Native to the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean, these marine mammals are streamlined for speed with torpedo-shaped bodies and rear flippers that help propel them when they swim, while their front flippers have long claws that they use to tear into food. They have excellent hearing and vision to help them catch food in the wild and are also able to swim more than 20 miles per hour! When they’re not racing through the ocean, they can be found on rocky coasts, islands, sandbars, ice shelves, and icebergs.
The grey seal’s conservation status is considered of least concern. However, entanglement in commercial fishing nets, oil spills, and accidents from boaters pose a threat to many gray seal populations. Through the Animal Amigo program, you support the care of red kangaroos here at the Zoo and the Indianapolis Zoo’s global conservation efforts.
For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive an Animal Amigo package which includes one grey seal plush, photo, certificate, and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
For a donation of $100 or more, sponsor one of the following animals: orangutan, American alligator, Orinoco crocodile, lion, rhino, giraffe, brown bear, red panda, meerkat, flamingo, elephant, cheetah, rockhopper penguin, dolphin, red kangaroo or walrus. You will receive a plush, photo, certificate and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
*Animal Amigo donor board is located inside the Oceans building at the Zoo.
For more information or to donate to the Animal Amigo program, please contact James Negron at 317-630-2049, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit IndianapolisZoo.com and click on Support the Zoo.
Gifts and Groups: Animal Amigo donations make great gifts. You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. However, please note that only one of each item will be enclosed per Animal Amigo packet.
Animal Amigo donations make great gifts! You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. However, please note that only one of each item will be enclosed per Animal Amigos packet.