Red panda Sundara walking on a log with the Zoo's ADOPTS logo.

Animal Adoptions

Give a Gift that Makes a Difference

Adopting an animal is just one of the many great ways that you can invest in YOUR Louisville Zoo! By gifting an adoption or becoming a symbolic parent of your favorite animal at the Zoo, you help us take a bite out of the over $600,000 we spend annually to feed our amazing animals. Your generous support also allows us to purchase more fun and engaging enrichment items for all of our Zoo residents. Thank you!

Available Adoption Packages

Levels and PricingIncluded Benefits
$125 Premium Package*All benefits listed below, PLUS 2 admission passes to the Zoo, mailed to the address of your choice.
$75 Plush Package*All benefits listed below, PLUS a plush animal toy, mailed to the address of your choice.
$50 Standard PackageAll benefits listed below, PLUS a Zoo magnet.
Adoption materials will be mailed to the address of your choice.
$25 Digital Package– Printable adoption certificate sent via email
– Printable species fact sheet sent via email
– Adoptive parent will be featured on website for 1 year

* If a plush is not available for your selected animal, a close substitute will be provided.

How can I adopt an animal?

Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for processing.


If you have any questions about our ADOPTS program, please contact us at (502) 459-2287 or

See our list of Animal Adoption Parents!

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