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.

Back to School Barn Owl Special

Whether you’re giving a gift to someone who’s just learning their “owlphabet,” getting into advanced “owlgebra” or they’re just a “know-it-owl,” adopting a barn owl for them is the perfect gift and provides terrific support for animal care.

  • $30
    Adoption Certificate, name on website, picture info card, owl magazine
  • $40
    All of the above PLUS a handy dandy notebook for school
  • $60
    All of the above PLUS an owl plush!

Regular Adoptions

  • $35: Adoption Certificate, Name on Website & Picture/Info Card
  • $50: All of the above
    PLUS Photo button of your animal
  • $75All 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) 238-5389.

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