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

August Animal of the Month: Bety and Sassy, the Newly Rescued American Black BearsNorth American Black bear---single bear (732x800)

Meet the Zoo’s newly rescued American black bear cubs, Bety and Sassy!

Become a Zoo parent and adopt Bety and Sassy, the newly rescued American black bear cubs, today! Did you know that the American black bear is the most commonly known member of the bear family and the smallest of the three bear species found in North America? Black bears also have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability. Males reach an average weight of 150-300 pounds and females reach an average weight of 90-200 pounds. Bears have color vision and a keen sense of smell. When startled, they can run up to 35 miles per hour!

Betty and Sassy spend their days together in their temporary exhibit at the Predator Building until their new exhibit, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, is complete. The Zoo’s bears enjoy snacking on their balanced diet of vegetables, fruit, leafy greens, omnivore biscuits and fish. Your gift of parenting an American black bear (or any other Zoo animal) is more than a donation—all proceeds directly impact the animals. Help make a difference in conservation and adopt one of the Zoo’s American black bears 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