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Animal Adoption

Adopting a Zoo Animal is a deeply satisfying and joyful experience! Getting to know your New Animal Friend at the Zoo will provide a unique opportunity to take a deep glimpse into the mysteries and beauty of Wild Animals. Join the ranks of caring individuals, families, businesses, school groups and community organizations that participate in this wonderful program.

Animal Friends Available for Adoption:

Alpaca Crane Mule Deer  
Bengal Tiger Emu Parrot  
Cockatoo Lemur Reindeer  
Cougar Macaw Swamp Wallaby  


What You Receive ...

Zoo Friend Level ($50 min. donation) receives:
A Beautiful Adoption Certificate
Biography of your new animal friend
5x7 Color Photo of your new animal friend

Advocate Level ($100 min. donation) receives:
All of the benefits above plus …
Plush* or Special Zoo Magnet or Key Chain
*If plush of adoptive animal is not available another type of animal plush will be substituted.

Protector Level ($250 min. donation) receives:
All of the benefits above plus …
Your Name Engraved on a brick in the Zoo Honor Stand
(4) Complimentary Zoo admission tickets

Defender Level ($500 min. donation) receives:
All of the benefits above plus …
8 x 10 Framed Photo of your adopted animal
Meet and Greet with a Zoo Ambassador Animal

Conservationist Level ($1000 min. donation) receives:
All of the benefits above plus …
VIP Tour for (4) with the Zoo Curator

How to Adopt Your New Animal Friend ...

Just select your favorite animal and return the completed Animal Adoption Form  to the Cougar Mountain Zoo.

Why Adopt A Zoo Animal?

While most ordinary gifts are forgotten in the course of time, Zoo Animal Adoptions will be remembered and appreciated for a lifetime as something extraordinary and priceless.

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, School Projects, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Hanukkah, Graduation, Christmas, Home School Projects, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day and many more...

Please ask your Employer about Matching Gift opportunities to double the impact of your donation.

Remember! Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

All adoptions are valid for one year and are renewable.
Adoptions are non-refundable.

“Adoption” does not imply ownership, naming right or exclusive privilege with regards to a specific animal.
Adopted animals are part of our living collection of animals and must therefore remain in the care of their keepers here at Cougar Mountain Zoo.

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