Become a Zoo Parent at the Saint Louis Zoo. When you adopt an animal, your donation goes towards the animal's care and daily feeding. For a few dollars, you can pick up the tab for an elephant's 100-pounds-a-day hay habit or keep a sea lion swimming pretty with 25 pounds of fish a day. 

Adopt an Animal

There are three ways to purchase an adoption package as a gift or for yourself:

  • On site – Save $10 when you visit the North or South Welcome Desk and purchase and pick up your adoption package.
  • Call (314) 646-4771
  • Click the link below

Order Online 

Shipping Information: Each adoption is lovingly and personally packed by our volunteers. Please allow 14 to 21 business days for shipping.

Zoo Parents adoption packages make one-of-a-kind gifts that keep on giving!

Perks of Parenting

When you become a Saint Louis Zoo Parent, your adoption contribution entitles you to added benefits.

Animal Adoption List

From addax to zebu, every animal at the Saint Louis Zoo is available for adoption at many different donation levels.

Zoo Parents FAQs

Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

See our current list of Zoo Parents

Need a Great Gift?

The following animal adoption packages include a plush toy or other special promotional item (while supplies last):