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.
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