In the Support The Zoo section:
Back by popular demand from children and adults alike!
The Adopt-An-Animal program directly benefits the animals, with all proceeds going toward the care of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. You can help make a difference by supporting any animal for one year through the Adopt-An-Animal program. The animal you choose will remain at the Zoo, receiving proper care and enjoying the many visitors! As a Zoo Parent, you will have the pride of knowing your gift helps to care for the animal.
For a list of animals included in the Zoo’s Adopt-An-Animal program, CLICK HERE.
Give the Gift of an Animal Adoption Today!
Animal adoptions make terrific gifts for your favorite animal lover and are perfect for many occasions: holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more. To Adopt-An-Animal and give the gift that keeps on giving, please click here.
*Please note the processing time for the Adopt-An-Animal package can be 10 to 14 days. Gift Memberships and Adopt-An-Animal requests received December 16th or after will be processed and mailed but cannot be guaranteed for receipt by December 23rd due to timing needed for processing. Be sure to place your order soon to ensure your gift arrives just in time for the holidays! Thanks for supporting the Birmingham Zoo.
$25 Adoption – Go Green!
Receive a printable adoption certificate, photo of animal and animal fact sheet via email. (All items will be emailed to the animal parent’s and/or gift giver’s email address provided. Email must be provided to receive packet at this level.)
$35 Adoption – Animal Supporter
Packet includes a personalized adoption certificate and an animal fact sheet
$50 Adoption - Animal Advocate
Packet includes all of the above benefits plus a 5×7 color photo of the animal
$100 Adoption - Animal Keeper
Packet includes all of the above benefits plus a plush animal and subscription to Animal Tracks
$250 Adoption – Animal Ambassador
Packet includes all of the above benefits plus a one-time use family of four pass to the Zoo with 4 train tickets
$500 Adoption - Animal Protector
Packet includes all of the above plus a special tour with Keeper Staff
December Animal of the Month: Red Panda
Meet the Zoo’s Red Pandas!
Become a Zoo parent and adopt Sorrel, Shifu, Fred or George—the Zoo’s red pandas—today! The red panda resembles a raccoon in appearance with its rusty red fur and its long striped tail. Red pandas, on average, are around the size of a large cat. They weigh between 6½ to 13 pounds and typically live 8 to 10 years under human care. Red pandas are found throughout the mountainous band from Nepal through northeastern India and Bhutan, into China, Laos and northern Myanmar. They eat bamboo leaves almost exclusively, but their diet also includes some bamboo shoots in the spring. In the summer they will sometimes supplement their diet with fruits, berries, blossoms, fungi, seeds, acorns, eggs, young birds, small rodents and insects.
Did you know the red panda is crepuscular, most active at dusk and dawn? They are currently classified as a threatened species because of the loss and fragmentation of their habitat due to deforestation and poaching. There are currently several conservation efforts in place to help save red pandas and their habitats, one being International Red Panda Day that is organized by the Red Panda Network.
Here at the Zoo, Sorrel (female), Shifu, Fred and George (father and sons) can be seen in the Predator Building enjoying each other’s company as well as the many Zoo visitors. Your gift of parenting the red pandas (or any other Zoo animal) is more than a donation—it directly impacts the animals. All proceeds from the Adopt-An-Animal program benefit the operational support or the care of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. Help make a difference in conservation and adopt a red panda today!
- In return for your support, you will receive the sponsorship package that accompanies that particular level.
- All sponsorship animals are available to an unlimited amount of sponsors.
- Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, your chosen animal may no longer be available for sponsorship.
- All donations to the Adopt-An-Animal program support the Birmingham Zoo conservation work and are partially tax-deductible.
Click here to adopt an animal online now!
If you would prefer not to make a donation online, please print the Adopt-An-Animal form and mail it or bring it into the Zoo at your convenience.
Please note the processing time for the Adopt-An-Animal package is 10 to 14 days.
If you have questions or need assistance with your animal adoption, please call 205.879.0409 (ext. 224).