Adopt an Animal

Share the Care Animal Adoption Program

Share the Care

Become the family member of a NEW Zoo animal today! By adopting an animal, you not only help in the care and feeding of that animal, but also support education and conservation programs at the NEW Zoo. With your help, the NEW Zoo can continue to aid wild creatures and their habitats all over the world AND focus education efforts to help spread important conservation messages to our visitors – adults and children alike.

You can complete an adoption application online or at the Visitor Center when you visit the NEW Zoo.  The Adoption Package will be shipped directly to your doorstep or to the gift recipient of your choosing. Adopt for yourself, a relative, or a friend. A Share the Care package makes a truly one-of-a-kind present. Each adoption lasts one year.  

*December Snake Adoption Special*

Did you know that the NEW Zoo is home to several different species of snakes?  And nearly all of them are talented “animal artists!” That’s right, our snakes can paint! During the month of December, if you adopt any one of our snake species at the $50 BFF level, you’ll receive a bonus painting created by one of our snake artists. Each painting will be a one-of-a-kind “masterpiece,” perfect for displaying in your home or at work.  Colors will vary, but we guarantee that each one will be beautiful in its own way, just like the serpentine artist who created it. 😉

Each Family Member receives the following:

 Cousin Level ~ $25 Adoption

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Species Fact Sheet about your animal
  • Photograph of your animal
  • Subscription to our monthly E-newsletter, “The WildTimes”
  • Your name displayed on the Family Tree Recognition Board at the Zoo (posted the following year)
  • One general admission ticket to the NEW Zoo, to be used anytime during your year of Adoption
  • One coupon good for two FREE Giraffe Feeding Crackers or Pieces of Browse, available seasonally

BFF (Best Friend Forever) Level ~ $50 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Cousin Level plus. . .
  • Keychain that says  “My BFF Lives at the NEW Zoo!”

Sibling Level ~ $100 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Cousin Level plus. . .
  • A plush animal or other trinket that represents your animal

Parent Level ~ $250 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Sibling Level plus. . .
  • Special recognition plaque naming you a proud parent
  • An additional general admission ticket (for a total of TWO tickets) to be used anytime during our year of Adoption

Golden Level ~ $500 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Parent Level plus. . .
  • Your name displayed on a special recognition plaque near your animal’s exhibit

To purchase…


Every animal at the zoo is available for adoption!

Last updated 11-2-2015.


  • African Penguin
  • African Pied Crow
  • American White Pelican
  • Bald Eagle
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Indian Peafowl
  • Bufflehead
  • Chukar Partridge
  • Common Merganser
  • Domestic Chicken
  • Dusty Lorikeet
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Emu
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Hyacinth Macaw
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Military Macaw
  • Racing Homer Pigeon
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Rose Breasted Cockatoo
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Wattled Crane
  • Wild Turkey
  • Wood Duck


  • Amazon Milk Frog
  • American Bullfrog
  • Bluegill
  • Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula
  • Common Carp
  • Koi Fish
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Oriental Fire-bellied Toads


  • African Lion
  • African Pygmy Hedgehog
  • Alpaca
  • American Elk
  • Black-footed Ferret
  • Black-tailed Prairie Dog
  • Bobcat
  • Canadian Lynx
  • Chinchilla
  • Cotton-topped tamarin
  • Cougar
  • Domestic Goat
  • Domestic Sheep
  • Domestic Rabbit
  • Fallow Deer
  • Flemish Giant Rabbit
  • Giraffe
  • Guinea Pig
  • Japanese Macaque
  • Llama
  • Moose
  • North American Black Bear
  • North American Porcupine
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Raccoon
  • Red Fox
  • Red Panda
  • Red Wolf
  • River Otter
  • Snow Leopard
  • Southern Three-Banded Armadillo
  • White-tailed Deer


  • Albino American Alligator
  • Aldabra Tortoise
  • Asian Leaf Turtle
  • Ball Python
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Blue-tongued Skink
  • Corn Snake
  • Fox Snake
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Red-tailed Boa
  • Three-toed Box Turtle
  • Western Hognose Snake