Any animal at the Zoo is available for adoption. If you do not see the animal you wish to adopt listed below, please call (314) 646-4771, (800) 966-8877 or e-mail Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.


Big Cats:

Birds & Invertebrates:

Children's Zoo:

Hoofed Mammals:

Penguins & Puffins:


Reptiles & Amphibians:

Other mammals:

Sharks & Stingrays:

available seasonally, April – September

*At risk in the wild.

Purchase an Adoption

Adoptions can be purchased online or by calling (314) 646-4771.