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.  

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…

  • Make your purchase online by visiting this page
    • Please note: each package is hand-crafted upon order by our Share the Care team. Packages may take up to 10 days to process. If your purchase is time-sensitive, please consider contacting us after completing your purchase, so that we can put a rush on your order if needed.
  • Use our mail-in form
  • Visit the Guest Services Counter at the Visitor Center Building


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.


  • 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
  • Emu
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Guineafowl
  • Homing Pigeon
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Hyacinth Macaw+
  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Merlin
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Peafowl
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Redhead
  • Rose-breasted Cockatoo
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Snowy Owl+
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Whooping crane*
  • Wattled Crane
  • Wood Duck


  • African Bullfrog
  • Amazon Milk Frog
  • American Bullfrog
  • Oriental Fire-bellied Toad
  • Convict Cichlid
  • Firemouth Cichlid
  • Plecostomus
  • Cave Cockroach
  • Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula
  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach


  • 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*
  • Domestic Goat
  • Domestic Rabbit
  • Domestic Rat
  • Domestic Sheep
  • Fallow Deer
  • Giraffe*
  • Guinea Pig
  • Hedgehog
  • Japanese Macaque
  • Moose
  • North American Black Bear
  • North American Porcupine
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
  • Pronghorn
  • Raccoon
  • Red Panda*
  • Red-rumped Agouti
  • 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
  • European Glass Lizard
  • Fantastic Leaf-tailed Gecko
  • Fox Snake
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Leopard Tortoise
  • Red-tailed Boa
  • Softshell Turtle
  • Sonoran Gopher Snake
  • Three-toed Box Turtle
  • Western Hognose Snake

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