Every animal at the Saint Louis Zoo is available for adoption at many different donation levels starting at $20. When you become a Saint Louis Zoo Parent, your adoption contribution entitles you to these added benefits:

    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic

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    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Car decal

    Adopt now

    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Car decal
    • 5"x7" color photo with animal facts*

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    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Car decal
    • 5"x7" color photo with animal facts*
    • A frame for your color photo

    Adopt now

    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Car decal
    • 5"x7" color photo with animal facts*
    • A frame for your color photo
    • Annual Zoo Parents Program yearbook (published June of each year)

    Adopt now

    • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
    • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
    • Personalized adoption certificate
    • Car decal
    • 5"x7" color photo with animal facts*
    • A frame for your color photo
    • Sunset Safari invitation for Zoo Parent (21+ event)
    • Saint Louis Zoo Annual Report listing for donor

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Exclusive Adoptions — $500 and up

As an Exclusive Zoo Parent, your donation is considered sufficient to cover all of your animal's care and feeding for one year.

  • Name on Zoo Parents Donor Wall and online Zoo Parents Recognition page for one year
  • Invitation to the Annual Zoo Parents Picnic
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Car decal
  • 5"x7" color photo with animal facts*
  • Zoo Parents frame for your color photo
  • Sunset Safari invitation for Zoo Parent (21+ event)
  • Saint Louis Zoo Annual Report listing for donor
  • Lunch for two at the Zoo
  • Private keeper chat at of your animal's habitat

*Any animal at the Zoo is available for adoption, however only certain animals are offered with color photo with animal facts

For more information on adoptions, call the Zoo Membership office at (314) 646-4771, option 2, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Ready to extend your family? Call the Zoo Membership office, adopt online or mail a check payable to the Saint Louis Zoo Association:

Saint Louis Zoo Association
P.O. Box 790090
St. Louis, MO 63179-0090

Classroom and Scout Troop Adoptions

Some of the best Zoo Parents are classrooms and Scout troops. In addition to learning about animals, children also learn the benefits of giving, since every dollar raised goes directly to the care and feeding of Zoo animals. For more information on adoptions for your organization, call the Zoo Membership office at (314) 646-4771, option 2, or toll free at (800) 966-8877.

Here is what your classroom or scout troop will receive when they adopt an animal at the Zoo.

LevelAdoption
Certificate
Color Photo/ 
Animal Facts
& Stickers
PencilsAdoption
Introduction

Virtual
Field Trip

Adoption
Recognition
$20 X          
$30 X X        
$75 X X X      
$250 X X X X    
$400 X X X   X  
$800+ X X X   X
X

Please note stickers and pencils are limited to 30 per group.

Virtual Experiences

All virtual experiences are conducted by trained education staff who work closely with the animal care team. Your virtual experience can be tailored to the animal you adopt.

Adoption Introduction

The adoption introduction includes a 5-minute prerecorded educational overview about the adopted animal. The narrator will explore native environment, common characteristics, diet and species status in the wild. The animal's location within the Zoo, as well as behaviors specific to chosen animal in our care may also be covered.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips will be available to groups that raise $400 or more to adopt an animal. A representative of the Zoo will work with you to coordinate a meaningful and educational virtual program via a unique Zoom link. Some of the outreach topics include ecology, adaptations and animal classification. Donations at the $400 level include a 20-minute interactive program and customized photo of your class or group with an image of the adopted animal.

The adoption introduction and virtual field trip programs are conducted year-round and require eight weeks' notice to schedule. Specific dates and times subject to availability. When you adopt an animal at one of these levels, information on how to schedule your program will be included with a letter in your adoption package.

Donations of $800+

Donations of $800 or more include a 45-minutes interactive program, include the photo described above, and Adoption Recognition in an upcoming issue of the Zoo Parent Program Digest, the biannual publication of the Zoo Parents Program.