In the Support The Zoo section:
Back by popular demand by children and adults alike!
The Adopt-An-Animal program benefits the animals directly with all proceeds going toward the care of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo. You can help by supporting an 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.
Animal of the Month: Ring-Tailed Lemur
Meet the Zoo’s Ring-Tailed Lemurs!
Become a Zoo parent and adopt a ring-tailed lemur, today! These primates have distinguished characteristics and are well known for their long bushy tail, which is a ringed pattern of black and white. They have gray to brown bodies with white legs, stomachs and faces. An average adult weighs 7-12 pounds, measures 15-18 inches in length and can live up to 27 years! Ring-tailed lemurs are forest dwellers in the southern and southwestern parts of Madagascar. These unique creatures eat mostly plants, leaves, flowers and fruits and occasionally enjoy cooked sweet potatoes and grapes here at the Zoo. Eating and sunbathing are considered social occasions for these lemurs. Stop by the Primate Building to see the ring-tailed lemurs on your next visit!
As parent of a ring-tailed lemur or any animal at the Zoo, you will have the pride of knowing your gift helps to care for the animals at the Zoo. All proceeds to the Adopt-An-Animal program go directly towards the care of the animals at the Birmingham Zoo.
- All the animals at the Birmingham Zoo are available for adoption support.
- 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 view the Animal List.
Give an Animal Adoption
Animal adoptions make terrific gifts for your favorite animal lover and are perfect for many occasions: holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
$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 – Packet includes a personalized adoption certificate and an animal fact sheet
$50 Adoption – Packet includes all of the above benefits plus a 5×7 color photo of the animal
$100 Adoption – Packet includes all of the above benefits plus a plush animal and subscription to Animal Tracks
$250 Adoption – 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 – Packet includes all of the above plus a special tour with Keeper Staff
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).