Adopt an Animal

ADOPT an Animal

Emperor Tamarin

Emperor Tamarin

For a gift of $50 or more to your favorite animal, you can be a Jackson Zoo ADOPT 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.


ADOPTion Benefits

 Keeper ($50)Guardian ($100)Advocate ($250)Pack Leader ($500)Ambassador ($1,000)
Digital Certificate

Digital Photograph

Animal Fact Sheet

Passes to the Zoo*




Family Membership

Family Membership

Trading Post Gift Certificate  




Keeper Notes about your animal  

Behind the Scenes Tour (choose Tiger, Cougar, or Rhino)**    

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.


Purchase you’re ADOPTion today by calling (601) 352-2580


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.