Birmingham Zoo
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Adopt An Animal

Adopt An Animal



ADOPT TODAY and become the proud parent of an animal at your Birmingham Zoo! When you symbolically adopt, your gift helps provide food, welfare, and vital care for the Zoo’s animal family, as well assupport education and conservation programs at your Birmingham Zoo. Every animal at your Zoo has very specific needs. You can help meet these needs with an adoption!

Adopt for yourself, a relative, or a friend. An animal adoption makes a one-of-a-kind present for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, holidays, or special occasions. Commemorate any special occasion with a gift that supports the future of wildlife. Remember, all adoption contributions are tax-deductible.

Animal Adoption Levels and Benefits

 Fact Sheet
 Stuffed Animal
Adopt Party Invite
Keeper Chat
Animal Ambassador $500 and up
        √ plush             √    √ – for 4   people
Animal Keeper $250
√ plush
Animal Advocate $100
√ plush
Animal Supporter $50
√ plush
Go Green $25
(electronically via email)


  • *Please indicate if you would like to pick up your stuffed animal at the Zoo or have it shipped. The shipping charge is $12 per plush.

  • Please remember, Zoo animals may be temporarily off exhibit. You may want to call before coming to the Zoo if you want to be sure the particular animal is on exhibit the day of your visit.

  • No ownership rights are conferred by this “adoption”. All animals stay at the Birmingham Zoo under the care of the Animal Department Staff.

  • Any animals that are not listed can be adopted but the stuffed animal, photo, and/or fact sheet may not be available. For more information please call 205.909.4480 or

  • Please allow up to 2 weeks for your adoption to be processed.