Animal Adoptions

Animal adoptions make great gifts for kids, family, friends, co-workers and employees. Anyone can adopt, including individuals or groups. Adoptions run for one year from purchase date and can be renewed. Adoption fees are tax deductible, all funds go directly to animal care.

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adoption recognition

All adoptive parents receive the following:

  • Names displayed on Zoo Parents Board
  • Adoption certificate, animal history sheet, and letter of adoption
  • Invitation to Zoo Parent Night for two (event held each summer)

Adoptive parents committing at higher levels receive the following in addition to the above:

  • $100 level: All above plus two extra guests to Zoo Parent Night.
  • $200 level: All above plus a guided tour for two (admission fees apply).
  • $300 level: All above plus their name displayed near their animal's habitat.
  • $500 level: All above plus a behind-the-scenes feeding with their animal for two people and two more guests on the tour.
  • $1,000 level: All above plus ten one-time annual zoo memberships.
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adoption levels

  • $30: Flying squirrel, Jacob's sheep, magpie, petting zoo goat, rooster
  • $50: Merlin, miniature donkey, sharp-shinned hawk, short-eared owl
  • $75: Great gray owl, peregrine falcon, porcupine, raven, red-tailed hawk
  • $100: Arctic fox, great horned owl, red fox, Sitka deer, swan, wolverine
  • $200: Alpaca, coyote, Dall sheep, golden eagle, lynx, reindeer, river otter
  • $250: Bald eagle, mountain goat, muskox, Tibetan yak
  • $300: Bactrian camel, black bear, moose
  • $500: Brown bear, harbor seal, wolf
  • $1,000: Tiger, polar bear, snow leopard
  • If you choose to mail in your adoption instead of purchasing online, download and print this PDF form.
  • Note: Adoptions are non-refundable. New animals will be assigned at the same level in the event of them passing.