Adopt an Animal

Show your support for the wonderful animals and conservation programs at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium through the Adopt Program. Each adoption benefits the Zoo’s animal enrichment program and longstanding conservation partners – all while deepening your connection to your Zoo.

All adopters receive a photo of the adopted animal, a personalized certificate and a fact sheet. When you become an adopter at the $100 level or more, your name will be added to our online Adopt Donor Recognition page.

Adopt Packages
without Plush Animal

Adopt Packages
with Plush Animal 

Adopt Packages start at $50:


Spotlight adoptions start at $65:

Spotlight Adopt Package


Our animals are our family, so we always want the best for them. The Adopt Program is a unique and rewarding gesture that helps the Wilds provide the best food and care for our animals through the enrichment program. Your symbolic adoption creates a connection between you and your favorite Wilds animal, making you a contributor to that animal’s health and happiness.

Save the Date: this year's Adopt Appreciation Day will take place on Wednesday, June 24. Invitations will be mailed in May. We look forward to seeing you! 

With increased giving comes extra perks!

Adopt Benefits


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Thanks to our official experience partners.

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