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January 11, 2024

Adopt a Saint Louis Zoo Amur Tiger for Valentine's Day

Your gift will help support the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for a full year.

Cat got your tongue this Valentine's Day? Say "I love you" with an Amur tiger adoption from the Saint Louis Zoo! Your gift will help support the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals for a full year.

Adopt a tiger

The special adoption package includes an Amur tiger plush toy (while supplies last) and greeting card from you, personalized adoption certificate, color photo with animal facts, car decal, name on the Zoo Parents Donor Wall and Zoo website for one year, and an invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic.

This adoption package is $60 when purchased online and includes shipping and handling for locations within the contiguous United States. Save $10 when you purchase your adoption package on-site at the Zoo and take it home with you that day. Discount not available on shipped orders.

To adopt a tiger, order online at, call (314) 646-4771 (option 2) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, or stop by the Welcome Desk at the Zoo’s North Entrance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. See for complete list of hours.

Each adoption is personally packaged by Saint Louis Zoo staff. The Zoo will mail orders within 14 to 21 business days of receipt. Due to delays in postal processing, orders for delivery should be made as early as possible. Take-home purchases are available at the Zoo through 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. Supplies are limited.

Amur Tiger Fun-Facts

  • Three Amur tiger cubs, two males and a female, were born at the Saint Louis Zoo in November 2023. See more at
  • Their paws act as snowshoes to travel through deep snow.
  • Amur tigers are at the top of their food chain in the ecosystems in which they live.
  • It is estimated there are less than 500 Amur tigers left in the wild, with most living in the Russian Far East. They face high risk of extinction in the wild due to habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.
  • These cats once lived throughout much of Siberia and surrounding areas, and for this reason they were often called Siberian tigers. Today, with their reduced range, they are no longer found in Siberia or called by that name. Their "new" name comes from the Amur River, which flows through the middle of their current, smaller range in Russia.