Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed lemurs are one of the most vocal primates. They have several different alarm calls with distinct meanings to alert members of their group to potential danger.

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Adopt An Animal

Become a Zoo Parent!


Funds raised through our Adopt-an-Animal program support a variety of projects, including habitat improvements, animal enrichments, research and training.

Adopting an animal makes a unique gift, perfect for any birthday, holiday, special occasion or commemoration. Give the perfect present to the person who has everything!

Adopt Now

Groups Can Adopt Too


Your group can become a proud zoo parent. Your group's name will be inscribed on your official Adopt Certificate and be displayed on the Adopt Parent board.

Become a Young Philanthropist! Adopt an animal.


You can register your birthday, graduation or other occasion with the zoo and we can accept donations on your behalf toward a special animal adoption of your choice. In addition to the listed benefits, we will recognize your commitment to the zoo in a special listing in MyZoo Magazine. After you have registered, just ask your friends and family to make a donation of $5 or more to your animal adoption online, by phone or at the zoo's membership desk.

Donations must total $40 or more to participate. We request a $5 minimum donation per person toward your animal adoption.

To register contact us at 315-435-8511 x130 or jmoffit@rosamondgiffordzoo.org

If you choose to collect donations for an animal adoption on your own, please let us know that you are a Young Philanthropist so that we can include you in the special listing in MyZoo Magazine.

Adopt-an-Animal Levels


There are several different adoption levels. Each level comes with its own set of benefits, which are displayed on the chart below.

Adopt-an-Animal Levels

Keeper

$40

Senior Keeper

$60

Collection Manager

$100

Curator

$250+

Membership Appreciation  Invitations
2
4
6
12
Fact Sheet About
Your Chosen Animal
YES
YES
YES
YES
Name on Zoo Parent
Honor Roll for 1 year
YES
YES
YES
YES
Personalized Adopt
Certificate
YES
YES
YES
YES
Special Zoo Parent Gift
YES
YES
YES
YES
A 4" x 6" color photo
of your animal
YES
YES
YES
YES
Plush Stuffed Animal*  
YES
YES
YES
Zoo Passes     2 4
* If a stuffed animal of your selected animal is not available, your package will include an Asian elephant

 

       

All of the animals at the Zoo are available for adoption.


See the list below for some suggestions:

Birds
Mammals
Andean condor
African lion
Bald eagle
Amur tiger
Chilean flamingo
Asian elephant
Humboldt penguin
Fennec fox

Fossa
Fish
Golden lion tamarin
Clownfish
Hoffmann's two-toed sloth
Northern lined seahorse
Lemur
Meerkat
Invertebrates
Naked mole rat 
Chilean rose-haired tarantula
North American river otter 
Madagascar hissing cockroach
Ocelot 
Red panda 
Reptiles
Siamang ape
Amazon river turtle
Sand cat 
Dart frog
Snow leopard
Dwarf caiman
Spectacled bear
Iguana
Squirrel monkey
 Reticulated python
 

 

Please note, all adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and no ownership rights are conferred. Should your adopted animal be removed from our collection, your sponsorship can be transferred to another animal for the remainder of the year. Due to their popularity, some animals may have multiple "parents."

Click here to download an Adopt an Animal application.

For more information, call (315) 435-8511 x129 or x130.

Note: You can visit your favorite adopted animal more frequently if you become a member!