Adopt an Animal

Due to the current shelter in place order, Oakland Zoo is unable to fulfill Adopt an Animal donations at this time. We will resume fulfillment as soon as the Zoo returns to normal operations. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to make a general donation, click here.

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.

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Adopt an Animal

Advocate

$30.00

Personalized certificate, photo, and animal fact sheet

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Guardian

$50.00

All Benefits of  Advocate

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, our signature animal

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Steward

$150.00

All Benefits of Advocate and Guardian

plus

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

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Conservationist

$500.00

All Benefits of Advocate, Guardian, and Steward

plus

Recognition in our Annual Report

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Zoologist

$1,000.00

All Benefits of Advocate, Guardian, Steward, and Conservationist

plus

An invitation to our annual donor appreciation event