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Adopt-An-Animal :: Adopt a Hippo

Adopt a Hippo

We’re celebrating the birth of Adanna, the Nile hippopotamus, whose name means “father’s daughter” in the Nigerian Igbo language. You can join in the celebration by purchasing this special package!

Your package includes

  • An adorable plush hippo (approximately 12” long)
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Zookeeper’s Report on the hippo family
  • Color photo of Adanna with her mom, Biopelo

Your support of the Dallas Zoo’s Adopt-An-Animal program provides vital funds to support habitat enhancements, enrichment items for the animals, expert health care, and additions to our animal family. We make it easy – we’ll handle the care and feeding of your adopted animal, while you enjoy the pride of knowing you’re making a difference in the animals’ lives at the Zoo!

This special package is priced at just $100 and is available for a limited time. Join the pod today, and adopt these hippos at the Dallas Zoo!

For more information, please call 469.554.7424 or email

We have other animals available for adoption as well. Click HERE for the full list.

The fine print: All animals remain in the care and custody of the Dallas Zoo, and no ownership rights are conferred. If your adopted animal is removed from the Zoo’s family, your sponsorship will be applied towards another animal for the remainder of the year.  Due to their popularity, many animals receive concurrent adoptions. Hippo special offer available while supplies last.

You can also commemorate Adanna’s arrival with a customized brick at the Simmons Hippo Outpost!

For more information, email