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Adopt an Aussie for Your Valentine
Jan 23, 2013

Greet your loved one with a g’day and the gift of a cuddly koala on Valentine’s Day. This magnificent marsupial package from the Dallas Zoo comes complete with a small plush koala and a photo that is suitable for framing, along with an adoption certificate, a zookeeper’s report, a subscription to Zoo publications, and two admission tickets to the Zoo so you can make a date to visit the Koala Walkabout presented by Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

The Dallas Zoo is the only place you’ll find koalas in Texas and one of only 10 zoos in the nation with these cute creatures. Although Kobi and Tekin spend most of their day snoozing on perches in their climate-controlled habitat, they still require a lot of care.

When you adopt a koala, your Valentine gets all of the parental pride without all the work. Receive the satisfaction of knowing that your gift helps support animal care at the Zoo and save the $65,000 it costs us to feed two koalas fresh eucalyptus for one year. We’ll handle all the cleaning, feeding, and housing for the koalas.

The cost for this Aussi-some gift is $50 ($40 for DZS members). Order online and pick up your package at the DZS membership booth. Or we can ship your gift directly to you or your Valentine for an additional shipping fee of $12.50 for Priority Mail (2-3 day delivery) or $40 for Express Mail (overnight delivery). Visit DallasZoo.com to place your order. Call 469.554.7449 or email Adopt@DallasZoo.com for details.

If your loved one prefers kangaroos, Perentie monitors, or other species from Down Under or around the world, the Adopt-An-Animal program at the Dallas Zoo offers many options that will warm your recipient’s heart.