For $40, including shipping and handling, the Zoo will deliver a Nile hippopotamus adoption package to anyone in the continental U.S. This adoption package includes:

  • Plush hippo (while supplies last)
  • Name on the Zoo Parents Kiosk and Donor Wall for one year
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Color photo and fact sheet
  • Car decal
  • Invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic


Place your adoption order online, by phone at (314) 646-4771, or pick up your package in person at a Welcome Desk located at the North and South entrances.


All proceeds go directly toward the care and feeding of the animals.