Adopt an Animal

Lend a loving hand by adopting an animal, such as our Ring-Tailed Lemur and becoming part of our growing Zoo Parent family. After completing your adoption, learn more about our animals at the Zoo here. It turns out they really do like to “Move it! Move it!” Your animal adoption helps to fund the Zoo’s operating budget, which in turn provides funds for animal care, conservation programs, education, and research.

Adopt an animal—It’s fun, easy, and really makes a difference!

Choose one of our five gift categories below and adopt any animal at Oakland Zoo. Donate online or download our form and donate by mail.

Donate Online


Adopt an Animal




Personalized certificate, photo, and animal fact sheet



All Benefits of  Advocate


An animal plush of your adopted animal— if a plush of your specific animal is not available, you will receive an African Elephant plush, our signature animal



All Benefits of Advocate and Guardian


A one-time family admission pass to the Zoo and a children's book



All Benefits of Advocate, Guardian, and Steward


Recognition in our Annual Report



All Benefits of Advocate, Guardian, Steward, and Conservationist


An invitation to our annual donor appreciation event

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9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605