Adopt an animal

Adopt an Animal

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Get started by choosing an animal.

By adopting a Philadelphia Zoo animal, you share your love for animals by helping ours receive the best possible care. With over 1,300 mouths to feed, the Zoo’s annual grocery bill is over $500,000—your adopt purchase helps us buy monkey chow, mealworms, and much more!

All Adopt packages include:

  • An invitation to our annual Adopt Day celebration
  • A photo and fact sheet of your animal
  • A certificate of your adoption

Adoption packages can be purchased for as little as $50, and for $150, you can go behind the scenes with a zookeeper!


Special Offer

When you purchase a behind the scenes experience at the $150 level for the hippos, rhino, giraffe or penguin before December 31, you'll also receive an adorable plushy! These make wonderful holiday presents in addition to giving the gift of a private meet-and-greet opportunity with your adopted animal. Purchase yours today!

Purchase your Adopt package by midnight on Dec. 19 to ensure delivery of plushy by Christmas. You can purchase at any time and download the printable web kit instantly

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You can also purchase a gift package through our ZooShop, perfect for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions!