Animals Depend On People Too!

When you become a Cincinnati Zoo A.D.O.P.T. parent, your gift helps to provide food, exceptional care, and fun enrichment items for the Zoo’s animal family. Join us as we work to continue providing world-class care for the animals you love!

Each gift includes a personalized certificate, animal fact sheet and color photo of your chosen animal. Additional benefits, including coupons for exciting Behind the Scenes experiences are available at varying levels of donation. 

Questions? Please contact our A.D.O.P.T. program manager in the Zoo’s Development Department at 513-487-3329 or shannon.silk@cincinnatizoo.org

To A.D.O.P.T. multiple animals, complete your first order.  When you are at "My Cart", click the A.D.O.P.T. link located above the cart.

All animals at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are available for the A.D.O.P.T. program. If you do not see your choice in the "Animal to ADOPT" drop-down menu, please select "Other" and write your selection in the "Special Instructions" field.

If you are purchasing an ADOPT order at $50 or higher and would prefer a digital copy in addition to your printed certificate, please contact Shannon Silk at Shannon.Silk@cincinnatizoo.org.

Looking to receive your ADOPT order by December 25th? For printed ADOPTs, be sure to place your order by December 11th. And for digital ADOPTs, orders must be placed by December 18th. 


Thank you again for your support! 



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