Adopt an Animal

Adopt a Zoo animals and become a partner in Zoo programs that help animals at home and abroad.

Your adoption lasts for a year and every adoption package arrives with a personalized adoption certificate. Higher level adoptions bring even more surprises. Give as a gift or keep the adoption all to yourself.

Animal Adoption List

Choose your favorite animal from the group below.


Polar
Bear


Adopt
Squirrel
Special Adopt


Adopt
Miracle the
Zebra


Adopt
2014
Holiday Adoption


Adopt

Ball Python

Chilean Flamingo

Adopt

Chimpanzee

Adopt

Elephant

Adopt

Giraffe

Adopt

Grizzly Bear
Adopt

Lion

Adopt

 
White Rhino

Adopt

American Alligator

Adopt

Puffin

Adopt

Red Wolf

Adopt

River Otter
Adopt

Pick the Level of your adoption

Adoption Level

Cost

Benefits*

  Shared-Care
$30
Receive a personalized adoption certificate, zookeeper notes about the animal, a color photo of the adopted animal and a button. ($30)

  Parent Plus
$60
Receive all the above, plus an Adopt-An-Animal magnet

  Grandparent Care  $100 Receive all the above, plus a packet of NC Zoo tote bag.
  Ambassador Care  $500 Receive all the benefits above, plus a cuddly plush of the adopted animal, and recognition on our Web site' Adopt Honor Roll.
  Rare Care
 $1,000 Receive all the benefits above, plus recognition in the NC Zoo Society's annual report, a behind-the-scenes tour and lunch for four (tour and lunch date depends on zookeeper availability.
   *   These benefits may change based on the availability of listed items. If items are not available, Zoo Society staff will replace them with similar items of equal or greater value.
     
     












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