Adopt an Animal Syracuse Zoo RGZ

Become a Zoo Parent!

Adopting an animal is the wildest gift around, and it’s the perfect present for the animal lover in your life. Choose from a variety of animals for a unique gift idea that’s perfect for all ages!

All adopts come pre-packaged with gift bag and festive bow. Looking to include a personalized note? This can be accommodated in the “notes” section during your purchase. Shipping is also available, within the United States (please allow up to 10 days for delivery). You can also choose to pick up your package at the zoo, free of charge.

Groups Can Adopt, Too! Your group can become a proud zoo parent. Your group’s name will be inscribed on your official Adopt Certificate and be displayed on the Adopt Parent board.

Funds raised through our Adopt-an-Animal program support a variety of important zoo projects, including habitat improvements, animal enrichments, research, training and more!

If you have any questions or would like to place an adopt order by phone- please call (315) 435-8511 x8503 or x8537

To apply by mail click here to download an Adopt an Animal application.  

Please Note: All animals remain in the care and custody of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and no ownership rights are conferred. Please visit our “Animals” page for a current list of adoptable animals. Some plush may not be available for a particular species, in these instances substitutions may be arranged.

Adopt an Animal Levels

There are several different adoption levels. Each level comes with its own set of benefits, as indicated below.

Seasonal Special

Be among the first to... Adopt a Moholi Bush Baby!
$ 55
  • Name on Adopt Parent Honor Roll for 1 year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact sheet about Moholi Bush Babies
  • 4x6"color photo of a Moholi Bush Baby
  • 12" Moholi Bush Baby plush
  • Copy of MyZoo Magazine
  • Special Zoo Parent gift: an Adopt Parent bag
  • 4 people admitted to the Member Appreciation Event
Featured

Keeper

$ 40
  • Name on Adopt Parent Honor Roll
    for 1 year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • 4x6"color photo of your animal
  • Copy of MyZoo Magazine
  • Special Zoo Parent Gift;
    an Adopt Parent water bottle
  • 2 people admitted to the
    Member Appreciation Event

Senior
Keeper

$ 60
  • Name on Adopt Parent Honor Roll
    for 1 year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • 4x6"color photo of your animal
  • Plush stuffed animal
  • Copy of MyZoo Magazine
  • Special Zoo Parent Gift;
    an Adopt Parent bag
  • 4 people admitted to the
    Member Appreciation Event
Popular

Collection Manager

$ 100
  • Name on Adopt Parent Honor Roll
    for 1 year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • 4x6"color photo of your animal
  • Plush stuffed animal
  • Copy of MyZoo Magazine
  • Special Zoo Parent Gift;
    an Adopt Parent bag
  • 2 single use zoo passes
  • 6 people admitted to the
    Member Appreciation Event

Curator

$ 250
  • Name on Adopt Parent Honor Roll
    for 1 year
  • Personalized Adopt certificate
  • Fact sheet about your animal
  • 4x6"color photo of your animal
  • Plush stuffed animal
  • Copy of MyZoo Magazine
  • Special Zoo Parent Gift;
    an Adopt Parent bag
  • 4 single use zoo passes
  • 12 people admitted to the
    Member Appreciation Event
  • Additional zoo parent gift

Become a Young Philanthropist!

You can register your birthday, graduation or other occasion with the zoo and we can accept donations on your behalf toward a special animal adoption of your choice. In addition to the listed benefits, we will recognize your commitment to the zoo in a special listing in MyZoo Magazine. After you have registered, ask your friends and family to make a donation of $5 or more to your animal adoption by phone, by mail, or in-person at the zoo’s membership desk. Donations must total $40 or more. We request a $5 minimum donation per person toward your animal adoption.

If you choose to collect donations for an animal adoption on your own, please let us know that you are a Young Philanthropist so that we can include you in the special listing in MyZoo Magazine.

To register contact us at (315) 435-8511 x8503 or x8537 or email pgaluppi@rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

Location

One Conservation Place, 
Syracuse, NY 13204

Our Hours

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday

Contact Us

(315) 435-8511
events@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

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