Adopt an Animal

Share the Care Animal Adoption Program

Share the Care

Become the a 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.  


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)
  • An invitation to the annual Family Reunion at the Zoo

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

Golden Level ~ $500 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Sibling Level plus. . .
  • Special recognition plaque naming you a proud sponsor
  • Your name displayed on a special recognition plaque  near your animal’s exhibit

To purchase…

  • Visit the Guest Services Counter at the Visitor Center Building
  • Or use our mail-in form

Please note: Online sales will return soon!


Every animal at the NEW Zoo is available for adoption!

An up-to-date list can be obtained by emailing us at OR select from the list below.


  • African Penguin
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Domestic Chicken
  • Chukar Partridge
  • Duck
  • Emu
  • Goose
  • Hyacinth Macaw
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Military Macaw
  • Nothern Bald Eagle
  • Pea Fowl
  • Pheasant
  • Pied Crow
  • Rose Breasted Cockatoo
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Wattled Crane
  • Wild Turkey


  • Chilean Rose Tarantula
  • Amazon Milk Frog
  • Koi Fish
  • Cichlid Fish
  • Emperor Scorpion
  • Madagascar Hissing Roach
  • Oriental Fire-bellied Toads


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


  • Albino Alligator
  • Aldabra Tortoise
  • Asian Leaf Turtle
  • Ball Python
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Blue Tongued Skink
  • Corn Snake
  • Fox Snake
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Red Tailed Boa
  • Three Toed Box Turtle