Carousel Sponsorships

Our Lives Revolve Around You

The Endangered Species Carousel has spun smiles and supported wildlife conservation in nearly 3 million turns since 1997. Your family or business name can be a part of its next revolution, delighting children of all ages while saving some of their most beloved animals from extinction.

Carousel animal sponsorship is an extraordinary way to honor family, celebrate friends or distinguish your business while helping protect the world’s most threatened species.

Don’t Delay. Give it a Whirl!

Each of the beautifully detailed, hand-carved figures represents an actual endangered animal that needs your help. A limited number of opportunities remain available.

Download the Endangered Species Carousel Sponsorship Agreement. (PDF)

Special Limited-Time Offer

For a tax-deductible contribution of $1,500, a personalized sign will be posted above the animal of your choice.


For a tax-deductible contribution of $2,500, a personalized sign will be posted above the animal of your choice and you will be entitled to unlimited free carousel rides for two years.

Carousel Animals Available For Sponsorship

Outside Row

  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Sandhill Crane

Middle Row

  • Anteater
  • Babirusa
  • Baby Elephant
  • Black Leopard
  • Riverbanks Chariot
  • Small Panda
  • Tapir

Inside Row

  • Babirusa
  • Baby Elephant
  • Cassowary
  • Koala
  • Ostrich
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Small Panda
  • Spotted Leopard
  • Tapir
  • Whooping Crane

About Riverbanks Society

Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, Riverbanks Society continues today as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the needs of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Members and donors provide important resources for the research, education and conservation efforts of the Zoo and Garden, strengthening Riverbanks’ position within the community as the premier family choice for education and recreation.

Wild adventures begin with Riverbanks membership! Learn more.

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