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 animal ambassadors. 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


Become a symbolic parent of our polar bears for a special price of $85, available THROUGH GIVING TUESDAY, Nov. 29, online only. Every package includes a polar bear adoption certificate, hot chocolate bomb, two admission passes, a polar bear vinyl sticker, and YOUR CHOICE of a polar bear plush or 20 oz. Zoo Thermal Cup. Limited quantities available; prices increase Nov. 30. Additional customizing options are available – for more information, contact Caleb O’Meara at (502) 238-5302.

adopt ONLINE!

  • $25 Digital Package: Receive a printable adoption certificate and species fact sheet via email, plus we’ll add the adoptive parent’s name to our website.
  • $50 Standard Package: All of the above benefits, PLUS a Zoo magnet. Adoption materials will be mailed to the address of your choice.
  • $75 Plush Package: All of the above benefits, PLUS a plush toy, mailed to the address of your choice.
  • $125 Premium Package: All of the above benefits, PLUS 2 admission passes to the Zoo, 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.

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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