Tucson Zoo

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Adopt an Animal

Become a “Parent” to your favorite Zoo animal. It’s easy, fun and most importantly, your adoption fee supports the Zoo. Anyone can become a Reid Park Zoo Parent—individuals, families, school groups or classes, service organizations, businesses, or groups of employees.

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

Please note: Adoption packages are typically mailed out within 2-3 business days to the “Gift Recipient Address.” If you would like to give your gift in person or at a later date, please put your address in as the “Gift Recipient Address.”

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….
  • Mini-plush animal**
  • 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
  • An exclusive experience about your adoptive animal for 10 people. Reservation required.

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

**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, valued at $10.99, or Eco Pals valued at $11.99. 

To have your plush animal mailed to you, please call the office at (520) 881-4753. Please note that there will be a $5 shipping fee per plush animal.