Become an Honorary Animal Caretaker

Providing a high quality of life to our animals is a top priority at Shaver’s Creek, but is very resource intensive. By becoming an Honorary Animal Caretaker, you sponsor the daily care, training, and educational presentation of our resident animals. 

Sponsor a RaptorJerudi the Barred Owl
Sponsor a Raptor - We have more than a dozen raptors in need of your support.
Sponsor an Amphibian or ReptileElm the Eastern Gray Treefrog
Sponsor an Amphibian or Reptile - We have more than a dozen species of amphibians and reptiles in need of your support.
Our Honorary CaretakersTussey the Golden Eagle
Our Honorary Caretakers - Thanks to our inaugural group of honorary animal caretakers.

Benefits for the Animals

The Honorary Animal Caretaker program allows you to support:

  • Environmental needs — heating, lighting, water, and exhibit maintenance
  • Nutrition — species-specific diets
  • Enrichment — species-specific stimuli to encourage natural behaviors
  • Training — using positive reinforcement to prepare our animals for their jobs as conservation ambassadors for their species
  • Education — supporting free programs such as Meet the Creek and Good Raptornoon

Benefits for You

As an Honorary Animal Caretaker, you receive:

  • Information packet about your sponsored animal including photo, case history, and conservation connection activities
  • Private tour of the Klingsberg Aviary and Litzinger Discovery Room, with a focus on your sponsored animal
    • 1 tour (immediate family or up to four people) for a one-month sponsorship
    • 4 seasonal tours (up to 15 people each tour) for a one-year sponsorship
  • Your name on the Honorary Animal Caretaker page
  • Charitable donation letter for tax purposes