Zoo Parents Program
Adopt an Animal
Become a Zoo Parent at the Saint Louis Zoo. When you adopt an animal, your donation goes toward the animals' care and daily feeding. For a few dollars, you can pick up the tab for an elephant's 100-pounds-a-day hay habit or keep a sea lion swimming pretty with 25 pounds of fish a day.
There are three ways to purchase an adoption package as a gift or for yourself:
- Visit a Welcome Desk at the North or South Entrance
- Click the link below to order online
- Call the Membership Office at (314) 646-4771, option 2
Shipping Information: Each adoption is lovingly and personally packed. Please allow 14 to 21 business days for shipping.
** Prices include shipping and handling for locations within the contiguous United States.
Adopt any two Primate Pals!
In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Zoo Parents Program, you can adopt any two of our featured primates — the ring-tailed lemur, the Coquerel's sifaka and the chimpanzee.
Adoption with a Plus(h)!
The following animal adoption packages include a plush toy or other special promotional item (while supplies last):
Zoo Parents adoption packages make one-of-a-kind gifts that keep on giving!
When you become a Saint Louis Zoo Parent, your adoption contribution entitles you to added benefits.
Animal Adoption List
From addax to zebu, every animal at the Saint Louis Zoo is available for adoption at many different donation levels.
Zoo Parents FAQs
Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.
See Our Current List of Zoo Parents
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