Name must be approved by the zoo. The naming rights are guaranteed for the time the animal is part of the collection at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. We cannot guarantee that if the animal is shipped to another zoo, that zoo will keep the name. The bidding amount is fully tax deductible. We anticipate many media opportunities around the naming rights. Because these are live animals and not inanimate objects, we unfortunately cannot guarantee their survival -- even with the world-class care that we provide for them. In the regrettable event that an animal were to die, all donations are non-refundable.