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Adopt an Animal

Become an “Adoptive Parent” to your favorite Zoo animal with our symbolic adoption program! It’s easy, fun and most importantly, your adoption fee supports the Zoo’s animals, education programs, and conservation. Anyone can become a Reid Park Zoo Adoptive Parent — individuals, families, school groups or classes, service organizations, businesses, or groups of employees.

These adoptions also make great gifts. They are unique, different, meaningful and fun. Pick the occasion and pick the animal. Your gift will be much appreciated!

Adoptions are typically mailed out in 4-6 business days to the “Gift Recipient Address.” Want to give your gift at a later date or in person? Put your address in the “Gift Recipient Address” field and we will send the adoption to you!


Zoo Parents

Visit “Meet the Animals” to view the Zoo animals and their parents.


Parent Partner: $30 a year

  • Certificate of adoption
  • Information sheet about your animal
  • Your name on our website ReidParkZoo.org*

Keeper’s Korner: $60 a year

  • All of the above PLUS….
  • Voucher for a plush animal redeemable at the Discover the Wild Gift Shop**
  • 2 Admit One passes to come visit your animal on exhibit (does not include behind-the-scenes activities)

Wildlife Associate: $150 a year

  • All of the above PLUS
  • Family Membership Gift Certificate to Reid Park Zoo
  • 2 Giraffe Feeding tickets

Conservation Advocate: $300 a year

  • All of the above PLUS
  • Enjoy an exclusive in-person experience about your adoptive animal for up to 6 people. Reservation required.

*Education Animal Ambassador and select other species parent names will not be listed on the website. Please contact us with questions.

Adoptions at the Parent Partner or Keeper’s Korner levels are not available for international purchase.

**You will receive a voucher for the plush animal to be picked up at the Zoo Gift Shop. This voucher is ONLY good for Conservation Critters beanie baby size or Eco Pals valued at $16.00. 

If purchasing the Conservation Advocate level, please note that any experience that may include behind the scenes areas requires that all participants be age 5 or older. 

To have your plush animal mailed to you, please call the office at (520) 881-4753. Please note that there will be a $7 shipping fee per plush animal. All animal plushes may not be available for immediate shipping. Please contact the Membership Department at membership@reidparkzoo.org with any questions.