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Animals Depend On People Too

Adopt your favorite Cincinnati Zoo animal today and be a vital part of their well-being! As a Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT Parent, you’ll ensure they receive food, toys, and enriching experiences. Join us in delivering top-tier care to the animals you cherish!

Special Kal ADOPT

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ADOPT our newest Zoo Baby, Kal, the bat-eared fox and receive a digital ADOPT Parent Certificate & chance to win a special Kal experience.

Kal the Bat-Eared Fox Kit ADOPT Official Rules
To celebrate the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s ADOPT an Animal Program, anyone who purchases a featured Kal, the bat-eared fox kit ADOPT between June 10th – 30th will receive a digital certificate and animal information sheet as well as a chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience with Kal!

A $25 Bat Eared Fox ADOPT gets you one entry. You can ADOPT the bat-eared fox through June 30th to be entered to win.

Your ADOPT purchase helps to provide food, toys, and fun enrichment items to our Zoo’s animal family. Your ADOPT certificate includes photos of our beloved mom and baby here at the Cincinnati Zoo. It will be delivered immediately upon checkout and is included with your email receipt.

All sales will end on July 1st at 12:00pm. The Zoo will email the winner of the Behind the Scenes experience by July 5th.

Date for Behind-the-Scenes experience  must be mutually agreed upon with the Cincinnati Zoo Team, some exclusions apply. Private experience reserved for 1-5 guests. Children must be 12 years or older and must be accompanied by an adult. This promotion cannot be combined with previous promotions or ADOPT orders. This is a digital adoption, please download your certificate from the link in your confirmation email.

Please contact the Development Department at 513-487-3329 or [email protected] with questions. Federal Tax ID: 31-0537171

ADOPT an Animal: Digital

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Receive a digital ADOPT Parent Certificate and Animal Information Sheet

ADOPT an Animal: Digital

ADOPT an Animal

Choose between four symbolic ADOPT packages: Wildlife Ally, Wildlife Champion, Wildlife Advocate or Wildlife Hero

ADOPT an Animal

Choose from any of the following animals to ADOPT: 

  • African Lion
  • American Alligator
  • Asian Elephant
  • Bald Eagle
  • Black Rhinoceros
  • Bonobo
  • Brazilian Porcupine
  • Cheetah
  • Cheetah Companion Dogs
  • Florida Manatee
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Hippopotamus
  • King Penguins
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Little Blue Penguins
  • Malayan Tiger
  • Masai Giraffe
  • Meerkats
  • North American River Otter
  • Red Panda
  • Snow Leopard
  • Sumatran Orangutan
  • Two-Toed Sloth
  • Western Lowland Gorilla

All funds raised through the ADOPT an Animal program help to provide food, housing, enrichment, and more for the Zoo’s plant and animal family. Thank you for helping us provide world-class care for the plants and animals that you love.  For questions about the ADOPT program, please contact [email protected].

Please note that, unfortunately, we are unable to mail ADOPTs internationally.

Please allow two to four weeks for delivery of any physical (mailed) ADOPT materials and two-week delivery for digital materials.

By becoming a Cincinnati Zoo ADOPT Parent, you help to provide food, toys, and fun enrichment items to our Zoo’s animal family. Join us as we continue to provide world-class care to the animals you love!

Thank you for your interest in our ADOPT an Animal program! Currently our ADOPT program is on pause as we make updates to better serve the Zoo community and give back to our favorite Cincinnati Zoo animals. Our new ADOPT program will kick off in May 2024! Stay tuned for exciting updates!