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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 Today!

For Your Valentine

This gift is sure to get a "seal" of approval this Valentine's Day!


  • Adopt a Harbor Seal

    The special Valentine's Day Adoption package includes a harbor seal plush toy.

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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!

  • Adoption Levels

    When you become a Saint Louis Zoo Parent, your adoption contribution entitles you to added benefits.

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  • Animal Adoption List

    From addax to zebu, every animal at the Saint Louis Zoo is available for adoption at many different donation levels.

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  • Zoo Parents FAQs

    Find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Zoo Parents Program Frequently Asked Questions

See Our Current List of Zoo Parents