Animal Adoptions

Give a Gift that Makes a Difference

By gifting an adoption or becoming a symbolic parent of your favorite animal at the Louisville Zoo, you help us take a bite out of the over $600,000 we spend annually to feed our amazing animal ambassadors.  Your generous support also allows us to purchase more fun and engaging enrichment items for all of our Zoo residents.  Thank you!

Standard Adoption Packages

  • $25: NEW Digital Package!  Receive a printable personalized adoption certificate, species fact sheet and name on the Zoo’s website
  • $50: All of the above benefits, PLUS a Zoo magnet*. Adoption materials will be mailed to the address of your choice
  • $75All of the above benefits, PLUS a plush toy, mailed to the address of your choice
    Please note: If a plush is not available for your selected animal, a close substitute will be provided.

    * Please note:
    As of 05/05/21, our Zoo magnets are temporarily out of stock due to an issue with our supply chain, as a result of COVID-19.  For future orders, we will be shipping magnets separately to you or your gift recipient as soon as they become available.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

How can I adopt an animal?

  • adopt ONLINE!
  • CALL (502) 459 2287 to purchase from the office
  • Or MAIL a completed order form to:
    Louisville Zoo A.D.O.P.T.S.
    P.O. Box 37250
    Louisville, KY 40233

Standard ADOPTS Order Form
Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for processing.


If you have any questions about our ADOPTS program, please contact Maggie Taylor at (502) 238-5389 or

See our list of Animal Adoption Parents!

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