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Adopt An Animal

A baby hippo stands with its mouth open alongside an adult hippo.

Adopt an Animal

Show your passion for wildlife and adopt your favorite animal at the Dallas Zoo! Your support helps provide habitat, lifestyle, and environmental enhancements for the animals in our care.

Your gift also supports the addition of animals to our collection and our participation in Species Survival Plans (SSPs), critical to the survival of endangered and threatened species around the world.

Adopt-An-Animal parents receive the following benefits:

  • A personalized Adoption Certificate with a color photo of your animal.
  • A Zookeeper’s Report, filled with information about your animal.
  • A special invitation to an event at the Dallas Zoo.

All the Parental Pride – None of the Work!

The greatest benefit of all is the enormous satisfaction of helping support the wonderful wildlife at the Dallas Zoo – and it’s so easy! All the adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Zoo, and no ownership rights are conferred. If your adopted animal is removed from the collection, your sponsorship will be applied towards another animal for the remainder of the year. Due to their popularity, some animals may receive concurrent adoptions. For more information, please e-mail adopt@DallasZoo.com or call 469.554.7424.

Adopt an Animal

From lions to lemurs, we have tons of options for you to show your support for Dallas Zoo animals!

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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, priced at just $100.

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