The otterly perfect holiday gift.

Adopt a North American river otter for someone on your holiday gift list this year. For $40, including shipping and handling, the Zoo will deliver a river otter adoption package to anyone in the continental U.S.

This holiday adoption package includes:

  • 15-inch river otter plush toy with 2014 commemorative tag (while supplies last)
  • Holiday gift card from you
  • Name on the Zoo Parents Donor Wall and website for one year
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Color photo and fact sheet
  • Car decal
  • Invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic


This special adoption package is $40, but you can save $5 by purchasing and picking up your package at a Zoo Welcome Desk.

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

When an order is placed online or by phone, the recipient should receive his/her adoption package within 10-14 business days. If you would like the package obtained sooner, make your purchase on-site at the Zoo by visiting a Welcome Desk during regular Zoo hours and take the package* home with you immediately.

Please order early, supplies are limited. To ensure December 24 delivery, phone and online orders are accepted through December 10. Walk-in orders are welcome through 12 noon December 24.

*Anniversary seals and renewal commemorative gifts, when applicable, will be mailed.


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