Animal Adoptions


Animals Depend On People To Survive

When you become a Louisville Zoo A.D.O.P.T.S. parent, you are helping to provide much needed food and enrichment for your favorite animal. From Addax to Zebra, all of the animals at the Louisville Zoo need care and feeding and now you can adopt your favorite one. The Louisville Zoo spends over a half million dollars a year to feed our amazing collection of animal ambassadors.

A “BEAR-Y” Special Winter Offer

It’s a totally “owl-some” gift for that “bear-y” special someone. Now through December 31, you can adopt a snowy owl or a polar bear at a special holiday price. It’s the perfect gift to show someone how much you care, all while providing terrific support for the animals at the Zoo.

  • $30: Adoption Certificate, name on website, photo fact sheet and magnet
  • $40: All of the above PLUS a shopping tote
  • $60: All of the above PLUS a polar bear or snowy owl plush

Regular Adoptions

  • $35: Adoption certificate, name on website and photo fact sheet
  • $50: All of the above PLUS magnet of your animal
  • $75: All of the above PLUS a plush toy

Online Adoptions

There are two ways to Adopt:

  1. Purchase Online
  2. Print out and Mail directly to the Zoo: Order Form

P.O. Box 37250
Louisville, KY 40233

Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for processing.


If you have questions about adopting for a group or customizing your adoption at a higher level, email or call (502) 238-5603

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