Adopt-an-Animal

Each of the animals living at the San Francisco Zoo has specific needs. Help us ensure their health and wellness by adopting one of the species below.

Your love for these animals can be expressed with a donation at any level. Your gift will be used to support the San Francisco Zoological Society and further our mission to connect people to wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action. An adoption of one of our animals makes a great gift for friends or family.

$50 Basic level

Via mail, San Francisco Zoo folder containing:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Plush animal is NOT available at this level

$100 Friend level

Via mail, San Francisco Zoo folder containing:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Adopt-an-Animal collector’s bracelet
  • Animal plush
  • San Francisco Zoo mini tote

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$250 Advocate level

Via mail, San Francisco Zoo folder containing:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Adopt-an-Animal collector’s bracelet
  • Animal plush
  • San Francisco Zoo mini tote
  • 2 general admission passes, 2 carousel passes and 1 parking pass to Zoo

$500 Protector level

Via mail, San Francisco Zoo folder containing:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Adopt-an-Animal collector’s bracelet
  • Animal plush
  • San Francisco Zoo mini tote
  • 2 general admission passes, 2 carousel passes and 1 parking pass to Zoo
  • Invitation to a private keeper talk at the Adopt-an-Animal exhibit

$1,000 Founding Member†

Via mail, San Francisco Zoo folder containing:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fun fact page
  • Photograph of adoptive animal
  • Full collection of Adopt-an-Animal collector’s bracelets
  • Animal plush
  • San Francisco Zoo mini tote
  • 4 general admission passes, 4 carousel passes and 2 parking passes to Zoo
  • Invitation to a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Adopt-an-Animal exhibit

† To purchase a $1,000 Founding Level, please call (415) 753-7173.

All adoptions are valid for one year and are renewable. “Adoption” does not imply ownership, naming right, or exclusive privilege with regards to a specific animal at the Zoo. If you have questions or if the animal of your interest is not on the list, please call (415) 753-7173 or e-mail [email protected]

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Alpaca

Chimpanzee

Giraffe

Hippopotamus

Lion

Otter

Rabbit

Scorpion

Tortoise

Zebra

Bald Eagle

Flamingo

Gorilla

Kangaroo

Macaw

Owl

Red Panda

Sloth

Tiger

Black Bear

Frog

Grizzly Bear

Lemur

Orangutan

Penguin

Rhinoceros

Snow Leopard

Wolf