In the Zoo Support 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.

To Adopt-An-Animal today, please 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.

Adopt a Member of The Baby Bunch!

For a limited time, you can become the proud parent of a Birmingham Zoo Baby Bunch animal! Adopt one of our newest arrivals and help it receive the best possible care. For more information on The Baby Bunch, click here.


Adopt-An-Animal Levels

$25 AdoptionGo 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

September Animal of the Month: Wally, the American Alligator


Meet the Zoo’s American alligator, Wally!

Become a Zoo parent and adopt Wally, the American alligator, today! Did you know that American alligators do not eat during the winter? During this time, their metabolism slows to a rate that would cause food to rot in their stomachs. The American alligator has a lizard-like shaped body covered in a thick skin made of close-set overlapping plates. Males reach an average length of 10 to 14 feet and females reach an average length of 6 to 8 feet. They have broad snouts, and their upper jaw teeth overlap their lower jaw teeth. Their strong, muscular tail provides a powerful defense weapon and is also what gives the alligators their swimming strength in the water.

Wally can be found in his exhibit near the Red Diamond Express Train Station. Your gift of parenting the American alligator (or any other Zoo animal) is more than a donation—all proceeds directly impact the animals. Help make a difference in conservation and adopt the Zoo’s American alligator today!

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Adopt-An-Animal Guidelines:

  • 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)397.3874