Help the animals and the Zoo by Becoming a ZooParent!
Animal adoptions make unique gifts for family, friends, or the young at heart. Adoptions are wonderful gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or any number of special occasions. Whether it's a Panamanian Golden Frog from the rainforest or an African Elephant, you can help the animals and the Zoo.
Every animal at the Zoo has special needs. Become a ZooParent by choosing from one of six gift categories. Your animal adoption helps to support the Zoo's operating budget, which in turn provides funds for animal care, conservation programs, education, and research.
Thank you too all of our current Zoo Parents. You're support has made a difference in the lives of our animals.
All gifts to the Adopt-an-Animal program are tax-deductible. Please review the category descriptions below. Click on a link to choose your level of donation. You will directed to secure online payment system. If you have any trouble completing your order, please call (510) 632-9525 x159.
Download a printable Adopt-an-Animal form if you would prefer to mail payment instead of paying online.
Zoo Keeper Minimum of a $5.00 donation per month.
You will receive monthly email updates on your adopted animal, a personalized certificate, photo, animal fact sheet, recognition on our website, and after six months an animal plush of your adopted animal.
Includes a personalized certificate, photo, an animal fact sheet, and recognition on our website.
All the benefits of the Advocate package, plus an animal plush of your adopted animal. If a plush of your specific animal is not available, you will receive an African Elephant plush; the Oakland Zoo's signature animal.
All the benefits of the Guardian package, plus a one-time family admission pass to the Zoo and a children's book.
All the benefits of the Steward package, plus recognition in our Annual Report.
All the benefits of the Conservationist package, plus an invitation to our annual donor appreciation event.
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