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!

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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!

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