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Adopt an Animal

Become a proud conservationist of a Houston Zoo animal today! By adopting an animal, you not only help the care and feeding of that animal, but also support education and conservation programs at the Houston Zoo.

Four Levels to Choose From

Advocate $35

Adopt Certificate

Fact Sheet

5×7 Animal Photo

Adopt E-Newsletter

(no plush at this level)

Guardian $60

Adopt Certificate

Fact Sheet

5×7 Animal Photo

Adopt E-Newsletter

Animal Plush

Protector $100

Adopt Certificate

Fact Sheet

5×7 Animal Photo

Adopt E-Newsletter

Animal Plush

Two Houston Zoo tickets

NEW Classroom $110

Adopt Certificates (Up to 25)

Fact Sheet

5×7 Animal Photo

Adopt E-Newsletter

Animal Plush

Conservation Bracelets (Up to 25)

New Animal to Adopt

Adopt an Alligator

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

 

Choose Your Animal to Adopt

Adopt a Lion

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Anteater

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Elephant

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Otter

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Eagle

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Sea Lion

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Cheetah

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Flamingo

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

 

Adopt a Chimpanzee

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Clownfish

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

 

Adopt a Cougar

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Giraffe

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Gorilla

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Great Horned Owl

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Komodo Dragon

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Macaw

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Tiger

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Meerkat

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Okapi

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt an Orangutan

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Red Panda

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Rhino

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Ring-Tailed Lemur

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Sea Turtle

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Adopt a Sloth

Plush for Guardian, Protector and Classroom levels:

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get to take the animal home with me?

No. The Adopt program is a symbolic adoption and the animal will remain at the Houston Zoo.

Will anyone else adopt this animal?

Yes. It takes the support of more than one adoption to feed and care for an animal all year. All adoptions support the care and feeding of the animal residents at the Houston Zoo.

Can I have multiple recipient names on my Adoption certificate?

No. Each animal needs the care and support of multiple donations, therefore, only one name will be printed on the Adoption certificate.

Can I name my Adopted animal?

All our zoo residents have names and we are more than happy to add it to your certificate upon request. Please email Natalie Nguyen at nnguyen@houstonzoo.org.

May I Adopt onsite at the Zoo?

No. All adoptions must be completed online, over the phone or by mail. The package will be shipped to you or the gift recipient. If you prefer to Adopt by mail, please print the form below and mail to the Houston Zoo.

Adopt On-Line Form 2019

How long does my adoption last?

Each adoption lasts for one year but our animal family would love to have your continued support. When your year is up, you may renew your adoption online, over the phone or by mail.

Can you tell me more about the plush animal I will receive?

The plush animals are high-quality 12″ plush. They are great for gift giving! Yes, the plush animal will be the same animal as your Adopt.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact us at adopt@houstonzoo.org or (713) 533-6849.

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