The World Wildlife Fund works hard to protect endangered wildlife and wilderness around the world. You can help by adopting an animal, whether it be an African wild dog, a zebra, or some exotic creature in between.
With your donation of $25 or more, you receive an adoption certificate and photo of your animal; and by donating $50, you receive a stuffed animal to remind you of your contribution toward helping endangered critters. A great gift idea! The site is worth a visit, even if only to read the factoids on each animal available for adoption.
find more info @ worldwildlife.org