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

Two ways to order:

  • Call (314) 646-4771 

Order Online 

Your gift adoption package will be shipped in 14 to 21 business days. Gift adoptions may also be purchased and picked up onsite at the Zoo Welcome Desk.

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):