Adopt an Animal


ADOPT an Animal

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For a gift of $50 or more to your favorite animal, you can be a Jackson Zoo ADOPTED parent!

When you become a Jackson Zoo ADOPT parent, your gift helps to provide food, toys, and enrichment items for the Zoo’s animal family. Every animal, from the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach to our largest White Rhino, is available for ADOPTion. Specify your animal of choice when making your purchase. Adoptions can be completed online, by phone or in the gift shop. Ready to adopt today? Click below to adopt your favorite zoo animal!

Adoption Benefits

 

The Keeper Adoption comes with:Adopt Keeper

  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Photo
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • 2 One-Day Zoo Passes

Adopt Online

The Guardian Adoption comes with:Adopt Guardian

  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Photo
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • 4 One-Day Zoo Passes

Adopt Online

The Advocate Adoption comes with:Adopt Advocate

  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Photo
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • 6 One-Day Zoo Passes
  • Keeper Notes about your animal

Adopt Online

The Pack Leader Adoption comes with:Adopt Pack Leader

  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Photo
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Family Membership
  • Keeper Notes about your animal

Adopt Online

The Ambassador Adoption comes with:Adopt Ambassador

  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Photo
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Family Membership
  • Keeper Notes about your animal
  • Behind the Scenes tour of the zoo*

Adopt Online

All of our ADOPT parents are recognized on our website and on the ADOPTion Board at the Jackson Zoo. The ADOPTion Board can be found at the Highland Village information kiosk by the Carousel.

* Zoo passes are one-time use day-passes. Family memberships include year-round admission to the zoo for 2 adults and 4 children . ** Behind the Scenes Tours are limited to 6 people.

 

School & Classroom Adopt-an-Animal Program

Adopt-an-Animal isn’t just for individuals; classrooms and schools can join in on the fun, too. ADOPT-an-Animals is a great way for students to learn about fundraising, teamwork, conservation, and more!

Classroom Critters
When you raise $150, you will receive a certificate of adoption, an 8×11 photo of your adopted animal, factsheet, recognition on the ADOPT-an-Animals board and online, and one free 30 minute program for up to 35 students, either at the zoo or school.

Classroom Conservationists
When you raise $500, you will receive a certificate of adoption, an 8×11 photo of your adopted animal, factsheet, recognition on the ADOPT-an-Animals board and online, and one free assembly program at your school for up to 250 students.

 

The Jackson Zoo ADOPT an Animal Program is Going Green!
Being green is easy, just ask the alligators! We are taking steps to go green and make your ADOPTion dollars really count.

Why mail, when you can email? All animal adoption benefits are emailed to you and your gift recipient to decrease our carbon paw-print and costs. This means a higher percentage of your contribution goes directly to the animals.