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Adopt An Animal


Share your passion for wildlife

Support the Dallas Zoo animals you love with a fantastic gift you can feel good about giving.

Symbolic animal adoptions are perfect for animal lovers of any age!

Adopt-An-Animal Package with Eco-Friendly Plush | $98

Now through Feb. 14, Adopt-An-Animal online or at the Zoo for an aROARable Valentine’s Day gift. Adoptions will include Valentine’s-themed packaging, and option to customize message to your special someone. Our full Adopt-An-Animal package includes a super-soft plush and can be mailed to you or sent directly to a gift recipient. Mailed benefits include:

  • Eco-friendly plush
  • Customized adoption certificate
  • Educational zookeeper report
  • Exclusive photo
  • Two general admission tickets to visit the Zoo

Mail to Me
Package with Plush
Mail to Someone Else
Package with Plush

Digital Adopt-An-Animal
Package | $35

When you select our new digital Adopt-An-Animal package, you’ll get an email from us with all the digital benefits listed below. You’ll be able to customize the digital certificate and email the digital package whenever you’re ready!

  • Customizable certificate
  • Educational digital zookeeper report
  • Digital wallpaper (for desktop and mobile)
Digital Adopt

Adoptable Animals:

African lion, African elephant, African penguin, Caribbean flamingo, Nile hippopotamus, reticulated giraffe, Sumatran tiger cub, two-toed sloth, western lowland gorilla

  • Adoption plush packages will be mailed within five business days of purchase. We cannot guarantee a delivery date. If your adoption is needed urgently, please consider purchasing in-person at the Zoo Membership Booth (available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every day except December 25).
  • Digital adoptions are emailed within 24 hours.
  • If you need to purchase more than one Adopt-An-Animal package, if you would like to pick up your Adopt-An-Animal package in person, or if you have any other questions, please contact Tele Durham at 469-554-7420 or
  • Each adoption helps the Dallas Zoo in Creating a Better World for Animals – thank you!