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. So why not adopt a Humboldt penguin, an African lion or even an American alligator? Whatever animal you choose, you'll know all your money goes to support your new family member and the entire Zoo.

Looking for a special gift? Zoo Parents adoption packages make one-of-a-kind gifts that keep on giving!

Adopt an Animal

Check out our list of animals to adopt and learn the benefits of becoming a Zoo Parent. Order an adoption online or call (314) 646-4771.

See our current list of Zoo Parents.

Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Need a Great Gift?

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