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.
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.
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