ADOPT ONE OF OUR ANIMALS AT THE ZOO

All adoptions are valid for one year and may be renewed annually.

 Each adopter’s name is posted on this page quarterly. Additionally, our Adopt an Animal board is updated once a year in the Fall, with all adopters’ names from the previous year. The board is located between the Safari Gift Shop and the carousel on Zoo grounds. All adoption packets include a personalized adoption certificate, acknowledgment letter, and magnet that will be mailed 2-3 weeks after the purchase date. Additional benefits. depending on the adoption level, include a fact sheet (view animals that have fact sheets included here), general admission tickets, and discount coupons! 

VIEW FEATURED CREATURES AND FULL LIST OF ANIMALS BELOW

WHAT YOU RECEIVE WITH YOUR ADOPTION

$30
$60
$120
$250
$500
Letter of acknowledgement
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Adoption certificate
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Recognition on Zoo website
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Recognition on Zoo grounds (updated annually)
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Fact sheet* (available for select featured creatures)
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Adopt an Animal magnet
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Issue of Zoo newsletter
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Monthly Z-mail newsletter
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Adopt an Animal sticker
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Single-use tickets
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Food discount card (one time use at Jambo Grill)
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5%
10%
15%
Regularly priced plush animal discount from Zoo shops
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$5 OFF
$10 OFF
 $15 OFF

Adopt Now!

ADOPT ONLINE

ADOPT VIA MAIL

Adopted animals may have multiple adoptive donors and no ownership rights are conferred by adopting an animal. All animals remain in the care and custody of the Zoo but we hope you will visit often!

CONTACT US: adopt@pittsburghzoo.org

FEATURED CREATURES

 

Gentoo Penguin

Macaroni Penguin

Polar Bear

Elephant Seal

FULL LIST OF ANIMALS

Forest Passage

  • Canadian Lynx
  • Amur Tiger
  • Red Panda
  • Komodo Dragon

African Savanna

  • Flamingo
  • Black Rhinoceros
  • African Lion
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Amur Leopard
  • Nyala
  • Ostrich
  • African Elephant
  • Masai Giraffe
  • Grant’s Zebra
  • Cheetah

Tropical Forest

  • Lemur
  • Saki
  • Colobus
  • Black Howler
  • Capuchin
  • Blue Monkey
  • Gibbon
  • Two-Toed Sloth
  • Orangutan
  • Western Lowland Gorilla

The Islands

  • Philippine Crocodile
  • False gharial
  • Siamang
  • Aldabra Tortoise
  • Visayan Warty Pig
  • Clouded Leopard

Jungle Odyssey

  • Giant Anteater
  • Ocelot
  • Fossa
  • Pygmy Hippopotamus

 Aquarium

  • North American Native Fishes
  • Temperate Ocean Animals
  • Tropical Ocean Animals
  • Sea Turtles
  • Penguins
  • Jellyfish
  • Eels
  • Sharks
  • Stingrays

Water’s Edge

  • Polar Bear
  • Sea Otter
  • Northern Elephant Seal
  • California Sea Lion

Kids Kingdom

  • California Sea Lion
  • Red-necked wallaby
  • Alpaca
  • River Otter
  • Beaver
  • Barn Owl
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Alligator
  • Kunekune Pig
  • Donkey
  • Goat

Worlds of Discovery

  • Venomous Reptiles
  • Lake Malawi Cichlids
  • Yellow-Footed Tortoise
  • Naked Mole-Rat
  • Bat
  • Meerkat

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THANKS TO OUR JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2023 ADOPTERS!

 

Ali Leigey • Andrew D’Allaird • Athena Thompson • Atticus Bliss • Ben Castello • Bianca DiFrango • Brian Bronder • Brooklyn Kutney • Bruce & Ella • Caitlyn Livingston • Callie Tubbs • Christianna Field-Green • Christopher Reiner & Rebecca McGregor • Claire Ruzic • Clara Garrett • Danalaide • Deb Cohen • Finn P. Anderson • Haley Jackson • Jeremy & Shireen Thomas • Jonathan & Beth Bliss • Kai Bliss •  Kendall Milanovich • Ben Becze and Lisa George • Logan • In Memory of Marie Stromoski • Marion Center Area School District • In Memory of Mary Frances Kanaskie • Melanie McDowell • Natalie Peyton Snyder • Nora Chang • Oliver Griffiths • Olivia Page • Patricia Ann Patterson • Ripley Weischedel • Roger Beiswenger • In Memory of Sandi Pellegrino • Shirley Misko • Sophia Y. Wei-Ling • The Community Transition Day Program of BVRS • Victoria Costa • Wesley Helble

Questions? Contact us at adopt@pittsburghzoo.org