The 2015 National Zoo auction is May 4 through May 17!

HELP Save GLTs with your bids on fabulous items in the ZooFari 2015 Online Auction!

From Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 17, Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) will host the ZooFari 2015 online auction! This is your opportunity to bid on incredible, one-of-a-kind items to raise money for many of the Smithsonian's National Zoo's programs – one of which is the conservation of Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil!  Last year’s auction raised more than US$8,000 that goes to AMLD, our partner in Brazil for their work to save GLTs.  With your help we can top that this year. 

Check out the auction at: and please share with your friends.

The auction items that benefit GLTs are not specifically identified on the auction website; so use this list to find them!  Please share the link and list with all your friends.  Many thanks to all the donors for these special items:

Animal-Made Art

  •        "Kjla" seal from the National Zoo Painting! 
  •        A Prevost's Squirrel Painting
  •        Animal art by the National Zoo's Meerkats!
  •        Animal Artwork by a Naked Mole Rat
  •        Armadillo Art by the National Zoo's Three Banded Armadillo
  •        Animal Artwork by Gorillas Mandara and Daughter Kabibi
  •        Animal Artwork by Kojo the Gorilla
  •        Orangutan Iris Painting
  •        Seal Painting by American Trail residents Kjya, Luke, Selkie, and Squeegee!

Art and Home Decor

  •        "Petiço" - painting by Brazilian artist Patricia Secco
  •        Golden Lion Tamarins on a Platter


  •        The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation
  •        Unlikely Heroes signed by author Jennifer Holland
  •        Handbook of the Mammals of the World – Vol. 3: Primates
  •        Handbook of the Mammals of the World - Vol. 4: Sea Mammals
  •        Signed copy of Dr. Jane Goodall's Book Hope for Animals and their World

Kids, Families, and Pets

  •       $150 Gift Certificate to DC-area pet store WylieWagg and Three 1-hour Personalized Sessions of Pet Training

Sports Memorabilia

  •        Exclusive Golden Lion Tamarin Association Soccer Ball

Tours - National Zoo

  •        Animal Painting Experience with an Armadillo!
  •        Golden Lion Tamarin Enrichment Experience
  •        Incredibly Rare Treat – Paint with the Great Apes at the National Zoo!
  •        Join an Animal Painting Experience with a Naked Mole Rat!
  •        Learn how to take amazing shots with this PHOTO SAFARI at the National Zoo!
  •        Shadow a Smithsonian Veterinarian at the National Zoo
  •        Sloth Experience! Get up close and personal with a two-toed sloth at the National Zoo!
  •        Meet NZP’s Gorillas and Orangs behind-the-scenes at the Great Ape House!

Tours – Zoos and More

  •        Animal Encounters at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans
  •        Behind-the-Scene Rainforest Adventure at Monkey Jungle in Miami
  •        Behind-the-Scenes Tour of  the World Renowned National Aquarium in Baltimore
  •        Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Zoo Miami
  •        Behind-the-scenes tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Mammal Collection
  •        Capybara Experience at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
  •        Cheetah Encounter at Wellington Zoo in New Zealand
  •        Guided Tour of the Bronx Zoo’s Congo Exhibit
  •        Hidden Harpers Ferry Guided Walk and Two Passes to Aerial Adventure Park
  •        Panda Tour at Atlanta Zoo
  •        Panda Tour at San Diego Zoo
  •        Primate Power – Tour of Philadelphia Zoo’s Rare Animal Conservation Center and Peco Primate Reserve
  •        Tour of Sant Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History
  •       VIP Behind-the-Scenes Experience with the Chimpanzees at Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
  •        Zoo Atlanta – VIP Tour of State-of-the-Art Primate Facilities

Travel & Staycations

  •        Four Night Stay at Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, Delaware

Zoos - Unique Items

  •        Adopt a Golden Lion Tamarin in Brazil
  •        Brazilian Tamarin First-Day-Issue Postage Stamps
  •        Live Video Conference with the GLT Conservation Team in Brazil
  •        Meet the couple who taught zoo-born Golden Lion Tamarins to return to the wild!
  •        Name a Golden Lion Tamarin Baby Born in the Wild
  •        Restore 1 acre of forest for Golden Lion Tamarins in Brazil