Adopt an Animal

To ensure delivery before December 24th, purchases must be made by 11:59pm CST on Sunday December 15th. Orders placed after that day will be processed as soon as possible, but are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

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.  

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 E-newsletters to stay up-to-date with current Zoo happenings
  • 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 feeding the giraffes, riding the train, OR riding the carousel (train and carousel available seasonally)

BFF (Best Friend Forever) Level ~ $50 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Cousin Level plus. . .
  • Keychain or similar trinket related to your animal

Sibling Level ~ $100 Adoption

  • All the benefits of Cousin Level plus. . .
  • A plush animal or other item 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!

List is subject to change. Endangered Species are indicated by the *’s.  Threatened or Vulnerable species are indicated by +’s.

Birds

  • African Penguin*
  • African Pied Crow
  • American White Pelican
  • American Common Goldeneye
  • Bald Eagle
  • Barrow’s Goldeneye
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Blue & Gold Macaw*
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Common Crow
  • Domestic Chicken
  • Domestic Pigeon
  • Dusky Lorikeet
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Emu
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Guineafowl
  • Golden Pheasant
  • Homing Pigeon
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Hyacinth Macaw*
  • Killdeer Plover
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Military Macaw+
  • Merlin
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Peafowl
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Redhead
  • Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Rose Breasted Cockatoo
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Snowy Owl
  • South African Shelduck
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Wattled Crane
  • Wild Turkey
  • Wood Duck

Invertebrates/Amphibians/Fish

  • African Bullfrog
  • Amazon Milk Frog
  • American Bullfrog
  • Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula
  • Convict Cichlid
  • Cuban Tree Frog
  • Firemouth Cichlid
  • Koi Fish
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
  • Plecostomus
  • Tiger Salamander

 Mammals

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

Reptiles

  • Albino American Alligator
  • Aldabra Tortoise+
  • Asian Leaf Turtle
  • Asian Water Dragon
  • Ball Python
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Blue-tongued Skink
  • Corn Snake
  • European Glass Lizard
  • Fantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko
  • Fox Snake
  • Kenyan Sand Boa
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Red-tailed Boa
  • Soft Shell Turtle
  • Sonoran Gopher Snake
  • Three-toed Box Turtle
  • Western Hognose Snake

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